Updated on 09/18/2011 12:23AM

His Eyes leads throughout

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Kingship (#1 outside) battles back after being overtaken in the lane to win the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Classic at Arlington Park on Saturday.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - His Eyes broke like a rocket and led throughout for a 3 1/2-length win over Mr. Pursuit in the $100,000 Alysheba Breeders' Cup for 3-year-olds at Lone Star Park on Saturday. The one-mile race was one of two stakes on the card. Aly's Vow won the $60,000 Lone Star Oaks.

His Eyes ($4.40) was up by a length through an opening quarter in 24.18 seconds under Cliff Berry, and continued to lead the field through a half-mile in 47.68. Mr. Pursuit moved to the leader near the quarter pole, but His Eyes went on and proceeded to cover the distance in 1:37.71.

The win was the second straight for His Eyes, who captured a first-level allowance for trainer Bret Calhoun here on June 9. Carl Moore owns His Eyes, and had claimed the horse for $20,000 in March.

"He keeps walking the ladder and moving up and I couldn't be happier with him," said Moore.

His Eyes, who is not Breeders' Cup eligible, earned $30,000 for the win in the Alysheba. He has now won 4 of 7 starts and $76,420. His Eyes is a son of Gold Case.

Mr. Pursuit finished two lengths in front of third-place finisher Almost Certain.

In the Oaks, which was run over a mile and a sixteenth on turf, Aly's Vow won by a head over Sweet Idea in a photo finish. It was another 3 1/4 lengths back in third to Betty Garr. The win was the first in a stakes for Aly's Vow, who came into the race off consecutive turf wins at Louisiana Downs.

"This is real talented filly," said Wes Hawley, who trains Aly's Vow for Robert Orth. "We've been high on her before she ever ran."

Aly's Vow raced several lengths behind the pace as Kalyrra, who was bumped at the start, and Texas Cowgirl, dueled through fractions of 23.43 for the opening quarter and 47.82 for the half-mile mark. Aly's Vow began to pick up horses on the final turn, swung wide into the stretch, and covered the distance over firm turf in 1:44.31.

Glen Murphy rode the winner, who paid $4.60.

Aly's Vow has now won 4 of 7 starts. Her earnings stand at $100,848. Aly's Vow is a daughter of Broken Vow.