05/19/2012 8:04PM

Hollywood: Include Me Out gets perfect-trip victory in Marjorie Everett

Benoit & Associates
Include Me Out gets a perfect trip on her way to victory in the Marjorie Everett Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - This may sound familiar: On Saturday, a well-regarded Bob Baffert-trained stakes winner had the lead in a major stakes in early stretch, was caught by a top contender and settled for second.

It happened with Bodemeister ,who was caught by I'll Have Another in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. A little more than an hour later, the Baffert-trained Ellafitz had the lead in the $150,000 Marjorie Everett Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park, but could not hold off a late run from Include Me Out.

The victory by Include Me Out in the Grade 2 Everett for fillies and mares confirmed her status as the leading older female on dirt in California.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Include Me Out ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.15, extending her unbeaten streak around two turns to three races, all stakes this year. Owned by Samantha Siegel and trained by Ron Ellis, Include Me Out ($4.60) won by three-quarters of a length over Ellafitz. Caelis, a 22-1 outsider, finished third, followed by Zazu, and Suzettes Friend.

Love Theway Youare, a 24-1 shot, unseated jockey Alonso Quinonez leaving the gate. The filly and rider were not injured in the incident.

Include Me Out had an ideal trip in the Everett, a race formerly known as the Milady Handicap.
Talamo had Include Me Out in second for the first half-mile, following Ellafitz through fractions of 24.73 and 48.75 seconds. With a wide move, Include Me Out challenged Ellafitz on the turn and pulled away in the stretch.

"She's always had a lot of run," Talamo said. "She's so quick and can do what you want. If there is no speed, I think she can win on the front."

Include Me Out, a filly by Include, has won 5 of 9 starts and $453,600. Her current winning streak includes the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes and Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita earlier this year.

The win in the Everett Handicap will lead to a start in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap over 1 1-8 miles on June 16.

Richard More than 1 year ago
Saturday May 19, 2012 did not in my opinion have but what I thought were three good graded stakes races that day. The 12th race at Pimlico (137th running of the Preakness, Grade 1), 10th race at Pimlico (20th running of The Allaire Dupont Distaff, Grade 111),and what should have been a good race at Hollywood Park, the 10th race (61st Running of The Marjorie L. Everett Handicap, Grade 11).That dirtbag Martin Garcia lost his mount to R. Bejarano on Ellafitz liked Baffert told him would happen if he was not willing to help him out like loyal employee’s do! What I was not ready for what was looked like A.Quinonez jumping off #3 Love Theway Youare in a Grade 11 Handicap. I watched the race over and over again and Love Theway You are would have run the entire 1 1/16th of a mile by herself if the pony would not have come to get her. This is what you I expect on 5 or 6 thousand dollar maiden claiming races, but not in a Grade 11 Handicap. Pitiful !