Updated on 09/17/2011 10:12PM

Miss Victory still unbeaten in U.S.

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Miss Victory, and jockey Rajiv Maragh, win the $50,000 Bob Slater Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

Miss Victory kept her U.S. record unblemished with a 1 1/2-length victory over 24-1 longshot Adreality in Saturday's $50,000 Bob Slater Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Slater was the final regularly scheduled stakes of the 2005 Gulfstream season, which ends next Sunday.

Miss Victory, an Argentine-bred daughter of Numerous, overcame a slow start to defeat allowance competition by a neck in her U.S. debut here on March 27. She broke more sharply to force the early pace of Platinum Perfect in the five-furlong Bob Slater, gained command near the eighth pole, and edged clear.

Adreality saved ground, had to steady briefly near midstretch, then continued well along the hedge to finish second, a half-length in front of the tiring Platinum Perfect. A claim of foul by jockey Elvis Trujillo, who rode Platinum Perfect, against Miss Victory for alleged interference through the stretch was disallowed.

Melody of Colors was the 9-5 favorite in defense of her Bob Slater title, but she finished ninth in the field of 10 older fillies and mares.

Miss Victory, an 11-time stakes winner in her native Argentina, gave trainer Maria V. Pascual her first U.S. stakes win. Miss Victory covered the distance in 55.04 seconds under jockey Rajiv Maragh and paid $6.20.