12/03/2011 5:56PM

Golden Gate: Lady of Fifty leads Hollendorfer sweep in Corte Madera

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Lady of Fifty and Kevin Krigger go wire to wire in the Corte Madera at Golden Gate Fields.

Lady of Fifty scored her second straight stakes victory on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, leading a sweep of the top three places in the $75,260 Corte Madera Stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

A2-year-old After Market filly who won the Golden Gate Fields Debutante on Nov. 5, Lady of Fifty led stablemates Sweet Nothings and Hennessy River across the line in the one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies, winning in 1:39.04. She defeated Sweet Nothings by a half-length with Hennessy River another length back. Lady of Fifty paid $9.40.

Just as she had done in the Debutante, Lady of Fifty set the pace. She received a stout challenge frpm Hennessy River, who had won her first two starts, before getting some breathing room turning for home. But she had to dig in to survive Sweet Nothings's determined bid in the lane.

“She’s such a nice, big, comfortable filly to ride, she makes it very easy,” said winning jockey Kevin Krigger, who rode his fourth straight stakes winner at the meet, a streak that began with Lady of Fifty’s victory in the Debutante.

Lady of Fifty earned $45,000 to lift her career earnings to $94,170 for owners Hollendorfer and George Todaro. It was her third win in four starts and her first try around two turns.

“The difference today was down the lane,” said Krigger. “She was more focused. She did everything she had to do. I could just ride her.”

“She learned a lot in her last race,” said Hollendorfer, who will consider the Feb. 11 California Oaks for her next start. “She’s a much more professional filly now.”