06/17/2017 1:09PM

Mywomanfromtokyo scores easy repeat win in Hawkeyes Handicap

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Mywomanfromtokyo and jockey Glenn Corbett win the Hawkeyes Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths.

Mywomanfromtokyo rolled to victory as the odds-on favorite Friday night at Prairie Meadows in the $65,000 Hawkeyes Handicap for older Iowa-bred fillies and mares.

It was the second year in a row that Mywomanfromtokyo won the Hawkeyes. As a 3-year-old, she captured the 2016 edition by 3 1/2 lengths, and this year, Mywomanfromtokyo was 5 1/2 lengths best, if not more.

Tracking fractions of 23.46 and 47.19 seconds set by Kera Kera, Mywomanfromtokyo took command on the far turn and essentially had sealed the victory at the top of the homestretch. She took a five-length lead to the stretch call and won under light urging from Glenn Corbett.

Zella Rose rallied mildly to finish second, nearly five lengths in front of Kera Kera. Mywomanfromtokyo ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:43.91 and paid $3 to win.

Trained by Kelly Von Hemel for Crimson King Farm and Christine Rhiner, Mywomanfromtokyo ran her career mark to 5-4-2 from 15 starts. By Neko Bay and out of Plumlake Lady, by Carson City, Mywomanfromtokyo is unbeaten in her four two-turn dirt starts.