Updated on 09/17/2011 1:15PM

Friel's for Real draws off

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Friel's for Real wins the $57,250 Gala Lil at Laurel Park.

Friel's for Real wasn't able to close enough ground to beat Undercover when the two met a month ago. Racing the same distance, over the same track, but with Undercover carrying seven more pounds this time, Friel's for Real ($9.40) turned the tables when she scored a decisive six-length win in the $57,250 Gala Lil at Laurel Park.

Undercover appeared poised to go past fading pacesetters River Cruise and City Fire entering the stretch of the 1 1/8-mile stakes for fillies and mares when Friel's for Real and jockey Abel Castellano Jr. suddenly made a four-wide move and blew by everybody.

A 4-year-old filly trained by Ned Allard, Friel's for Real covered the nine furlongs in 1:50.12 to earn the first stakes victory of her 13-race career. Based at Philadelphia Park, she has never finished worse than third in six career starts at Laurel.

"The last time we ran there wasn't quite as much speed in the race. Rick Wilson had a little trouble getting her off the rail to get a good clear run," Allard said. "Today there was more speed in the race and they ran away from her, as we were hoping, and the jockey was able to get clear. She made a very bold move. She's a filly on the improve."