11/10/2012 7:29PM

Hawthorne: Lassell, Smokin Glock run 1-2 for Silva in Sun Power Stakes

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Lassell, ridden by Quincy Hamilton, tops a Carlos Silva-trained exacta in the Sun Power Stakes.

STICKNEY, Ill. - Carlos Silva won the Sun Power Stakes on multiple occasions during his long career as a jockey. Saturday at Hawthorne, Lassell won the $110,800 Sun Power and gave Silva his first stakes win as a trainer.

For good measure, Silva also sent out the second-place finisher, Smokin Glock, who made a strong move at the three-furlong pole but flattened out late to lose by three-quarters of a length to his stablemate. Both Illinois-bred 2-year-olds were bred and are owned by the Asiel Stable of Richard Radke.

"Both horses were training very well," Silva said. "I was really confident."

In an Oct. 27 allowance race here at Hawthorne, Smokin Glock finished third, a nose in front of Lassell. But Lassell ($11.80) showed greatly improved early speed while racing on a muddy, sealed track Saturday, pressing the pace of Delstar through 22.03 seconds for the opening quarter-mile. Before the half-mile time of 46.39 seconds was posted, Lassell had taken command, and he held off all challengers through the long Hawthorne homestretch. The winning time for six furlongs was 1:11.88. Emile finished third.

"He's matured a lot just in the last couple weeks," said winning rider Quincy Hamilton. "They closer they got to him, the more he dug in."

Smokin Glock, last in the early going moved up powerfully midway around the far turn, but after coming between horses in mid-stretch, he couldn't run down Lassell.

"He just got a little tired in the last eighth," said jockey Cisco Torres.

Showtime Deb goes to Julmae

Earlier on the card, Fairmount Park shipper Julmae won the $108,300 Showtime Deb Stakes by a half-length. Magdalenka and Indygo Kiss dead-heated for second, with 7-5 favorite Fifth of April another one and one-quarter lengths back in fourth.

Julmae ($15.20) did not run an especially strong race - her winning time of 1:12.98 was 1.10 seconds slower than Lassell's clocking in the Sun Power - but she handled a muddy, sealed racetrack and stayed on stoutly enough to win for the second time in six races. Rosemary Homeister Jr. rode the winner for trainer John Wainwright. A daughter of Proud Citizen, Julmae was bred by Terry Morgan and is owned by Sharon Morgan.