05/19/2012 7:04PM

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

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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.