06/16/2012 7:57PM

Hollywood Park: Love TheWay Youare runs down Include Me Out in Vanity

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Love Theway Youare overtakes Include Me Out to upset the Vanity Handicap.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A patient ride gave Love Theway Youare an upset win at 18-1 in Saturday’s $250,000 Vanity Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park at the expense of 3-5 favorite Include Me Out.

Include Me Out turned for home with a lead of three lengths, but shortened stride visibly in the final furlong, allowing Love Theway Youare to prevail by 2 1/2 lengths with a wide rally in the Grade 1 race for fillies and mares over 1 1/8 miles.

In the final quarter-mile, winning jockey Garrett Gomez said he thought he would finish second, and then realized he could win. Gomez said he noticed that Include Me Out was tiring after she scooted clear in early stretch.

“She just kept coming and coming,” Gomez said of Love Theway Youare. “She doesn’t have gears. She’s just got one pace.”

Include Me Out, who won three graded stakes earlier this year, was given a vigorous ride under right-handed urging in the final furlong by jockey Joe Talamo to no avail.

Trained by Ron Ellis, Include Me Out was fourth early, stalking a speed duel, and took the lead with a three-wide move on the turn.

“He moved too early and got a little too confident,” Ellis said of Talamo’s ride. “She pulled herself up. She did it last time, too.”

Include Me Out won the Grade 2 Marjorie Everett Handicap here last month, leading by a length in the stretch and winning by three-quarters of a length.

In the Vanity, Love Theway You ($38) was timed in 1:51.10. Include Me Out finished 6 3/4 lengths clear of 26-1 Zafeen’s Pearl in the field of six fillies and mares. The graded stakes winners Ellafitz (illness) and Zazu (injury) were scratched, reducing the depth of the field.

Love Theway Youare races for owner-trainer Myung Kwon Cho, who was attending the high school graduation of a son on Saturday, according to his assistant, Maria Ayala. A 4-year-old filly by Arch, Love Theway Youare won her first stakes in her 19th start in the Vanity.

Love Theway Youare unseated jockey Alonso Quinonez at the start of the Everett. She was second to Include Me Out in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita in March. Love theway Youare has won 3 of 19 starts and $362,990.