08/13/2017 8:12PM

Little Doe leads all the way in Wine Country Debutante

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Little Doe paid $15.60 in winning the Wine Country Debutante on Sunday at Santa Rosa.

Little Doe ($15.60) broke sharply and was never headed as she won her stakes debut in the $65,075 Wine Country Debutante at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa on Sunday.

The daughter of Kodiak Kowboy maintained a one-length lead down the backstretch and on the turn in the field of six 2-year-old fillies. She made a strong move into the stretch when asked by jockey Catalino Martinez, pulling 2 1/2 lengths clear of odds-on favorite Song From Above, an undefeated stakes winner.

Although she weaved a bit around the 16th pole, Little Doe easily hung on to defeat Song From Above by one length, covering six furlongs in 1:11.18.

Assemble, third behind Little Doe in her debut before winning her second start, edged Shylock Eddie by a nose for third, six lengths farther back.

Little Doe was second to stakes winner Kimberlea K in her debut before winning her second start in front-running style.

She’s No Drama, second choice in the race, stumbled at the start and bumped Assemble. She was able to move into contention at the quarter pole before tiring.

Owned and bred by Dr. and Mrs. William Gray, Little Doe earned $40,950 to boost her career earnings $67.990.