05/16/2010 11:00PM

Final Mesa remains perfect in two starts


Fans had a hard time separating fast fillies Twelve Pack Shelly and Final Mesa, betting them both down to even money in Saturday's Polly Drummond Stakes at Delaware Park.

But when Twelve Pack Shelly went to her knees coming out of the gate, the race belonged to Final Mesa.

A New York-bred daughter of Sky Mesa ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Final Mesa ($4.20) cruised to her second straight victory, drawing off to a 4 3/4-length victory in the 4 1/2-furlong sprint for 2-year-old fillies.

Gave Away Power finished second at 22-1, 1 1/4 lengths in front of Mis Vizcaya, one of five first-time starters in the field of eight.

Twelve Pack Shelly, third against males last time out in the Grade 3 Kentucky Juvenile at Churchill Downs, checked in sixth after the bad start.

Trained and owned by Wesley Ward in partnership with the Ice Wine Stable, Final Mesa covered the distance in 52.54 seconds on a fast track. She had romped by 7 1/2 lengths in her career debut at Keeneland last month.

Correction: A previous version of this article contained an incorrect margin of victory for Final Mesa. She won by 4 3/4 lengths, not 1 3/4.