02/01/2015 12:21PM

I Am Jane Dough wins first stakes in Tomball

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I Am Jane Dough wins the Tomball Stakes by a half-length Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park.

I Am Jane Dough became a stakes winner Saturday night, when she rallied from next to last to capture the $50,000 Tomball at Sam Houston Race Park by a half-length over Molly’s Honour. It was another neck back to the favorite Expect Royalty and Wampas Kitty, who dead-heated for third.

I Am Jane Dough ($6) settled in eighth in the early stages of the Tomball, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares bred in Texas. Molly’s Honour dictated the terms up front, taking the field through an opening half-mile in 50 seconds and six furlongs in 1:14.20. I Am Jane Dough put in a strong bid through the stretch and covered the distance on firm turf in 1:44.67.

“She has tactical speed and could go to the front or make that late sweeping run,” said winning rider Deshawn Parker. “I just let her settle, and when I called on her, she gave me all she had.”

Parker was aboard for Rose Mary Chandler and trainer Danny Pish.

Chandler also bred I Am Jane Dough, who is a 4-year-old daughter of My Golden Song. I Am Jane Dough is a half-sister to Skip A Smile, an eight-time stakes winner who earned $479,519.