Updated on 09/15/2011 12:31PM

Go Go triumphs in A Gleam Handicap


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Go Go continued her remarkable 4-year-old campaign with a measured half-length win over Kitty on the Track in Sunday's $200,000 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, Go Go ($4.60) won her fifth stakes of 2001 in the A Gleam, running seven furlongs in 1:22.19.

The 124-pound highweight, Go Go was third early behind pacesetters Kitty on the Track and Image of Glory. Kalookan Queen, the expected pacesetter, broke poorly and never made the front. Racing wide, Go Go took the lead at the three-eighths pole and was handridden to the line.

"When she's right, she fights," Delahoussaye said. "I didn't want to go to the lead that soon, but she did it so easy."

Kitty on the Track, making her first start in 18 months, remained close on the inside under jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., but could not pass the winner.

"It was a giant effort," said Bill Spawr, who trains Kitty on the Track.

"Laffit said she just kept coming back."

Kitty on the Track finished three lengths in front of Nany's Sweep, who was followed by Kalookan Queen and Image of Glory.

The Grade 2 A Gleam was the longest race of Go Go's 14-race career. Owned by Alan Paula and Roger Thomas and trained by Warren Stute, Go Go has eight wins and earnings of $517,280.