03/23/2008 11:00PM

Lovesablumin makes it two in a row


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. - Lovesablumin ($4.80), under a smartly timed ride by Beth Butler, scored her second straight

stakes win of the meet with a 1 1/2-length score

over four others in Saturday's $11,320 Runza Stakes at

Fonner Park.

Butler, riding Lovesablumin for the first time,

shadowed the pace set by Rare Crystal for about five

furlongs before making her move into the stretch. She

collared Rare Crystal entering the lane and shook off

a challenge from 8-5 second choice Salty Attraction to score in 1:13.00 for the six furlongs over a fast track.

The win boosted Lovesablumin's bankroll to more than $87,000 from a mark of 7-2-0 from 12 starts for owner-trainer Terrell Hemmer.