02/20/2011 12:00PM

Going Away Baby connects as longest shot on board in Two Altazano

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Going Away Baby, ridden by Junior Chacaltana, pays $60.20 for upsetting the Two Altazano division of the Texas Stallion Stakes.

Going Away Baby might have been the longest shot in Saturday night’s $100,000 Two Altazano division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park, but she sure didn’t run like one. She dueled early in the one-mile race then pulled clear for a three-length win, rewarding her backers with a payoff of $60.20.

The race was one of two restricted stakes for 3-year-olds on the card, with Hidden Recipe handling the move to two turns to win the $100,000 Jim’s Orbit division of the Texas Stallion Stakes.

Going Away Baby came into the Two Altazano off a fifth-place finish in a $25,000 claiming sprint at Fair Grounds. She was with the pace on the stretch-out in distance at Sam Houston, and dueled through an opening quarter in 25.19 seconds and the half-mile in 50.41. Going Away Baby had more in the stretch, and went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:41.68.

Junior Chacaltana was aboard for George Wolff and trainer Danny Pish.

Intimidating Woman ran second, 1 ¾ lengths over third-place finisher Bonnies Judge.

Going Away Baby was winning for the first time since taking a maiden special weight sprint at Retama Park in September. She is a daughter of Valid Expectations.

Hidden Recipe, a son of Iowa Derby winner Touch Tone, made the successful leap to two turns in the Jim’s Orbit. He won by three-quarters of a length over Maverick Prince, while it was another neck back in third to the late-running, odds-on favorite, Tamtastic.

Hidden Recipe ($9.80) tracked the pace in second and went on to cover the mile in 1:40.60. Chris Landeros rode the winner for Tom Durant and trainer Jack Bruner.