01/29/2011 6:07PM

Hyperlink delivers as favorite in Manatee

Tom Cooley Photography
Hyperlink makes it two in a row this season by drawing clear in the Manatee.

OLDSMAR, Fla. - After chasing the pacesetter for five furlongs, favored Hyperlink took over into the stretch and went on to post a 2 3/4-length victory in the 27th running of the $50,000 Manatee Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs.

Under a confident ride by Daniel Centeno, Hyperlink ($4.20) covered the seven furlongs over a fast racing strip in 1:12.52 for her second straight win in 2011 and fifth of her career. She is trained by Ken McPeek.

Choragus finished gamely to be easily be second best, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Tripped.