Updated on 09/16/2011 8:45AM

Global Finance scores stakes repeat


ALBANY, Calif. - Global Finance ($13.40), who won the Bam's Penny Stakes in her previous start, rallied from off the pace to win the $71,000 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

Global Finance broke alertly in the six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies and was allowed to settle down the backstretch as Ain't It Sweep too, the lead. Global Finance circled the field four wide on the turn and won the race by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:10.52. Ain't It Sweep held second by a neck over favored Viansa Ossidiana, who steadied in traffic early. Viansa Ossidiana was a nose in front of Ordained Magic.

"She ran a very nice race. She ran the same race as at Bay Meadows," trainer Jerry Dutton's assistant Javier Lemon said.

Winning jockey Frank Alvarado gave Global Finance the ride Lemon and Dutton wanted.

"She broke well, but I took her back and was content to sit off the early pace," Alvarado said. "I could tell they were going fast up front, and it suited me fine. I took her outside because I thought I was on the best horse, and she really responded."

Global Finance, who earlier won the Nursery Stakes at Hollywood Park, earned $43,550 to lift her career earnings to $181,000 with four victories in seven starts.