07/03/2016 3:29PM

Haveyougoneaway rallies from far back in Dancin Renee

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Haveyougoneaway gave trainer Tom Morley his first career stakes victory on Sunday.

ELMONT, N.Y. _ Haveyougoneaway spoiled the return of Hot City Girl to the races and gave trainer Tom Morley his first career stakes victory by winning Sunday’s $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

Benefitting from a contested pace up front, Haveyougoneaway, under Kendrick Carmouche, rallied from sixth position in the seven-horse field and outfinished Quezon to win the Dancin Renee by 2 3/4 lengths. It was another 4 1/2 lengths back to Hot City Girl, the 7-5 favorite who pressed the pace, made the lead outside the quarter pole, but faded in the stretch.

Haveyougoneaway, a 5-year-old daughter of Congrats, won for the ninth time in 24 starts. She was making just her second start for Morley and owners who are represented by Becky Thomas’s Sequel Racing. Haveyougoneaway previously raced in the Midwest for trainer Allen Milligan and Champion Racing Stable.

In her last start, Haveyougoneaway finished second to Bar of Gold in the Critical Eye Stakes here at a mile. Sunday, the main threat was the graded stakes winner Hot City Girl, who was making her first start since running sixth in the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie at Laurel in February.

But Hot City Girl is a front-runner and there were plenty of other speedsters in the race to keep her occupied up front.

Perfect Freud, under Aaron Gryder, was in front of Hot City Girl through a quarter in 21.95 seconds. Hot City Girl, under Luis Saez, was second, but took over from Perfect Freud after a half-mile in 45.21.

Saez appeared to have horse and still had the lead in upper stretch. But Carmouche, who had Haveyougoneaway about 4 1/2 lengths off the early pace, tipped Haveyougoneaway off the inside turning for home, and she quickly got to the leaders and drew clear.

Haveyougoneaway covered the six furlongs in 1:09.10 and returned $7.20 as the second choice. There was $149 more wagered on Haveyougonaway than Quezon, who blew past Hot City Girl to get second.

“There were good fillies knocking heads up there,” Morley said. “Kendrick said he never had to come out of third gear. She quickened up nicely and then put the race to bed in about 10 strides. She was very impressive today.”

Morley said he would look to run Haveyougoneaway in a graded stakes at six to seven furlongs at some point this summer or fall.