10/17/2010 7:34PM

Go Forth North noses out All Due Respect in Ramser


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Since Go Forth North beat maidens at Del Mar on Aug. 7, she has run in four stakes with increasingly high expectations from co-owner Shawn Turner and trainer A.C. Avila

“A.C. made me a promise when she broke her maiden that she would get better and better,” Turner said.

Avila’s summertime forecast has led to two stakes wins, including the Grade 3, $100,000 Harold Ramser Sr. Handicap at Hollywood Park on Sunday.

Ridden by David Flores, Go Forth North ($18.20) rallied from eighth in a field of 10 to win the one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds fillies by a nose over pacesetter All Due Respect, an 8-1 shot. Antares World, the 2-1 favorite, finished third.

Go Forth North trailed All Due Respect by four lengths with a furlong remaining and took the lead in the last 10 yards. Flores had Go Forth North in fourth with a quarter-mile remaining and Turner thought that was the key to victory.

“I liked our chances and I liked that David had her a little closer to the front than it looked like she needed to be,” Turner said.

A filly by North Light, Go Forth North was timed in 1:34.48. She is co-owned by Monte Pyle and Summer of Fun Stable. Go Forth North won the Sandy Blue Handicap at Del Mar in her stakes debut and was later second against older fillies and mares in the Grade 2 Palomar Handicap. She was ninth in the Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Stakes on Oct. 2, a race that Turner did not expect to win.

“I knew she was a little short,” Turner said. “I paid five grand to run in that race because I thought the race would set her up for this.”

Go Forth North has won 3 of 11 starts and $171,164.