04/07/2013 4:06PM

Los Alamitos: Revv Me Up prevails by nose in La Primera Del Ano Derby


Revv Me Up caught the 43-1 outsider Feature Malinche in the final strides to win Saturday’s $200,000 La Primera Del Ano Derby for 3-year-old Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.

The La Primera Del Ano Derby was the first stakes win for Revv Me Up and her second win in 10 starts. She won a division of the La Primera Del Ano Derby trials on March 16 after losing her first eight starts.

Ridden on Saturday by Ramon Sanchez, Revv Me Up broke well and was second for the first half of the race, trailing Feature Malinche by as much as a neck. In the last 50 yards, Revv Me Up closed well to take the lead, winning by a nose.

Lavish Susan, a 13-1 shot, finished third in the field of nine fillies.

Sent off favored, Revv Me Up ($4.20) ran 400 yards in 19.71 seconds. Owned by John and Cina Sperry and trained by Paul Jones, Revv Me Up earned $84,000 and has career earnings of $150,782.