10/01/2009 11:00PM

More Accord a true overachiever


More Accord, who won her maiden for a claiming price of $12,500 back in December 2007, will be looking for the second stakes win of her career Sunday in the $60,000 Chaves County at Zia Park. She could go favored in the one-mile race for fillies and mares, which also drew the Henry Dominguez-trained pair of Sailor's Sister and Goodbye Norma Jean.

More Accord came to trainer Joel Marr in New Mexico in late 2007 and in her first start for him she won her maiden at six furlongs. She has proceeded to climb the class ladder, winning a $50,000 stakes at two turns at SunRay Park last June, then stepping up and running third in the $152,000 Harry Henson Mile on the Sunland Park Derby undercard in March.

"I think she's gotten better all the time," Marr said. "I think maturity is part of it, and being able to stretch her out a little bit. She's just gotten better over time and learned a lot, and she definitely wants to run around two turns."

In her most recent start, More Accord was second in the $50,000 Fern Sawyer Handicap, a two-turn race at Ruidoso Downs on July 12. Petition the Lady, who won the race, returned in her next start to capture the $35,000 Chamisa Handicap at the Downs at Albuquerque.

More Accord figures to bid late Sunday under jockey Isaias Enriquez. "I expect her to be mid-pack depending on the pace, and making her run down the lane." Marr said.

More Accord races for Cleber Massey.