07/24/2010 5:33PM

Kiss Mine pulls away in Ellis Turf


Kiss Mine ran her rivals off their feet Saturday, seizing command soon after the start and pulling away from favored C.S. Silk down the stretch to post her first career stakes victory in the $75,000 Ellis Park Turf Stakes in Henderson, Ky.

With Jon Court riding for trainer David Vance, Kiss Mine returned $27.40 after finishing 1 1/16 miles in 1:39.55 over a firm turf. Kiss Mine, bred and owned by the Hermitage Farm of Carl Pollard, was winning for the fifth time in 20 career starts.

At the quarter pole, C.S. Silk loomed a huge threat after getting a good inside stalking trip under Corey Lanerie. But Kiss Mine had another gear, and she proved clearly best when prevailing by five lengths. Seniga was third, another length back in a field of 11 fillies and mares.

Kiss Mine, a 4-year-old Mineshaft filly, earned $45,000, lifting her bankroll to $181,536. The purse included $25,000 in Breeders' Cup bonuses, all of which was paid out.