01/14/2010 1:00AM

Glory Be Mine seeks five in a row


There's not been a New Mexico-bred filly who has been able to get close to Glory Be Mine, which will make her a strong favorite to win her fifth straight race Saturday in the $125,000 La Senora at Sunland Park.

The six-furlong race is restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in New Mexico.

Glory Be Mine has compiled a 4-for-6 career record, her two losses coming against colts. But they were good races, too. She made her debut in a trial for the $159,000 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Futurity in June and was beaten a half-length, then lost by a neck in the finale. Since then, Glory Be Mine has won four straight races by a combined 11 1/2 lengths, one of them against open company in the $60,000 Permian Basin at Zia in October.

Glory Be Mine has good speed and figures to be prominent, the same tactics she used in November to win the $150,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies at Zia. Since that Nov. 8 race, she has been flattered, with King's Water Lilly, the runner-up, coming back to win the $125,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park.

Others making up the 10-horse field include King's Water Lilly and Favorite Flag, who was third to Glory Be Mine in the New Mexico Cup.