01/24/2009 12:00AM

Hello Again stays perfect


Hello Again remained undefeated in three career starts when she came rolling down the middle of the track for a half-length win over She's Extreme in the $50,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Park. It was another neck back in third to 9-5 favorite Shining Moment.

Hello Again ($10.80) broke a step slowly in the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies and trailed into the turn as leader Seacrettina ran a pressured opening quarter in 21.93 seconds. Hello Again moved up on the turn, swung out into the stretch, and dug in to catch leader Shining Moment. Hello Again covered the distance on a fast track in 1:12.40.

Eddie Perez rode the winner for trainer Moises Yanez.

Hello Again is a daughter of Yankee Gentleman and races for Charles Sigrist. She began her career in November with a maiden special weight win against Illinois-breds at Hawthorne. Hello Again came back in her next start Jan. 2 and won a first-level allowance, also against statebreds at Hawthorne, before making her stakes and open-company debut in the Dixie Belle.