09/15/2012 4:04PM

Finger Lakes: New York Oaks runner-up Color Blind rallies to take Jack Betta Be Right

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Jamie Rodriguez guides the 3-year-old filly Color Blind to her first stakes victory in the Jack Betta Be Rite Handicap.

Color Blind, the lone 3-year-old among a group of eight New York-bred fillies and mares, surged from last to first in Saturday’s $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Handicap at Finger Lakes.

Patiently ridden by Jamie Rodriguez, Color Blind ($10.80).trailed the field after a half-mile in 46.12 seconds and still had only one horse beaten through six furlongs in 1:12.17. Turning four-wide turning into the stretch, Color Blind finished strongly, taking the lead at the eighth pole and winding up 2 3/4 lengths in front after completing 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.19.

The victory was Color Blind’s first on the main track since she won her maiden last October at Elmont Park. She came into Saturday’s race off a good second in the Aug. 25 New York Oaks.

Trained by M. Anthony Ferraro for Little Flower Farm, Color Blind is now 3 for 10 lifetime.

Floating Alone finished second, 4 1/4 lengths in front of Clean Jean. Mystic City wound up fifth as the 3-2 favorite.