02/20/2010 1:00AM

La Sorpresa rallies in Valentini Handicap

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La Sorpresa rallied for a 1 1/4-length win over Negotiablafections in the $100,000 Sydney Valentini Handicap at Sunland Park on Saturday. It was another nose back in third to Let the Musicbegin.

La Sorpresa ($8) raced in about sixth in the early stages of the one-mile race for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares, then rolled home through the lane. She covered the distance on a fast track in 1:39.31. Jockey Alejandro Medellin was aboard for Gallegos Del Norte Racing and trainer Jose Gonzalez Jr.