11/06/2015 3:14PM

Mecke's Madalyn comes from far back to win Shesastonecoldfox


Just as she did in her winning debut, Mecke’s Madalyn rallied from far off the pace to win the $50,000 Shesastonecoldfox Stakes at Finger Lakes on Friday.

Mecke’s Madalyn was bumped at the start of her first race at Penn National on Oct. 14, and dropped back to last before rallying to win by a neck after a long stretch battle. She broke with the field in the Shesastonecoldfox, a six-furlong race for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies, but was outrun through fast early fractions. She found her best gear on the far turn, rallied wide into the stretch, and ran by Fingerpainter in deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length.

It was three lengths back from Fingerpainter to Crazy Love in third. Sound Ofthe Storm, who was beaten six lengths, defeated a late-running Roaring Vixen for fourth by a half-length.

Crazy Love sprinted to the lead at 3-1 from the inside post and set a rapid open quarter of 22.29 seconds. She was joined from the outside on the far turn by Fingerpainter and Pachamama with a half-mile going in a fast 46.09.

Fingerpainter took over in upper stretch while covering five furlongs in 59.32, but was obviously tired when passed late. The final time was 1:13.44, with a final eighth in 14.12 seconds. Mecke’s Madalyn was about four lengths behind Fingerpainter passing the furlong pole.

Mecke’s Madalyn paid $10.20 as the third choice in the nine-horse field. She was bred by her owner, Stephen Sinatra, and her trainer, Corby Caiazzo.

Penn National rider Kaylia Albright was in for the mount. Dana Whitney rode Mecke’s Madalyn in her debut.

Lady Lucky, the 2-1 favorite, who was making her main-track debut after three turf races, never got untracked and finished last.

Pachamama tired in the stretch to finish seventh.