05/05/2006 11:00PM

Foxysox runs win streak to four


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Foxysox extended her winning streak to four with an eventful victory in Saturday's $100,000 .

The final furlong of the Grade 3 Senorita featured as much steering as riding from winning jockey Alex Bisono.

Foxysox ($3.80) ran a mile on turf in 1:35.28, finishing 1 1/4 lengths in front of runner-up Arlene.

The winner seemed to everywhere during the race. She stalked the leaders on the first turn, chasing a pace of 23.02 and 45.95 seconds set by Man Hunter and Shermeen. Foxysox dropped back to last of five on the backstretch and then rallied five wide in the stretch to make the lead.

Foxysox drifted in through the stretch, finishing on the rail directly in front of the path of Arlene. Shermeen, whose saddle slipped forward in the first half-mile, finished third after leading on the backstretch.

No Greater Love and Man Hunter completed the order of finish. Horse B With You was scratched on race morning.

Foxysox is undefeated since arriving in the United States over the winter. The Senorita for 3-year-old fillies was her third consecutive stakes win, preceded by the China Doll Stakes in March and the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes last month. Owned by Warren Williamson and trained by Carla Gaines, Foxysox has won 4 of 9 starts and $250,824.

Later on, Bettarun Fast ($12.80) closed from fourth on the backstretch to win the Grade 3 Railbird by a three-quarters of a length over Mystery Girl. Ridden by Aaron Gryder, Bettarun Fast ran seven furlongs in 1:23.29.

Bettarun Fast stalked the pace and rallied three wide on the turn to reach contention. She quickened through the stretch to catch Mystery Girl, who contributed to a pace of 21.92 and 44.29 seconds. So Long Sonoma, the 2-1 favorite, closed from fifth to finish third in the field of six 3-year-old fillies.

To some extent, Bettarun Fast was ignored in the betting since she was listed as the 2-1 favorite on the morning line. She was the fourth choice in the race.

Owned by Patricia and Stephen Fitzpatrick and trained by Vladimir Cerin, Bettarun Fast has won 5 of 9 starts and $248,505. She won the Grade 3 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita on April 1. The seven-furlong Railbird was the longest victory of her career.