05/17/2003 12:00AM

Lone Star: Coastalota in time


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Coastalota ran down the leaders in the final furlong to win the $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes for statebreds for the second straight year Saturday at Lone Star Park.

It was a neck back in second to Halo Tyra, and another 2 1/2 lengths to third-place finisher and favorite Dazed.

Coastalota ($16.80) settled in fifth early in the 6 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares, while Piniate, Miss Photogenic, and Dazed traded the lead through an opening quarter-mile run in 22.34 seconds and a half-mile in 44.82. Coastalota mounted her bid at the top of the stretch, and dug in late to cover the distance over a fast track in 1:16.48.

"We let them go ahead, and hoped to run them down," said E.J. Perrodin, who rode Coastalota for owner Hubert Southard and trainer Randy Mayfield.

The JEH was Coastalota's first start in five months. She earned $30,000 for the win, which was her ninth from 23 starts.

Coastalota, who was the state's champion older female last year, will now be pointed for the $100,000 Allen Bogan Memorial for fillies and mares bred in Texas June 28.