11/28/2010 8:15PM

Neversaidiwassweet gets up in time to capture Miesque

Benoit & Associates
Neversaidiwassweet rallied under jockey Rafael Bejarano to win Sunday's Miesque by a half-length.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Neversaidiwassweet started for a different trainer for the third consecutive race in Sunday’s $100,000 Miesque Stakes at Hollywood Park. After her well-timed win, it’s safe to say that Red Oak Stable and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will not be letting the filly far from their sights in the near future.

Neversaidiwassweet ($6.80) rallied from sixth in a field of seven 2-year-old fillies to win the Grade 3 Miesque Stakes by a half-length over Holiday for Kitten, who led by 1 1/2 lengths in the stretch.

Cloneylass, the 8-5 favorite, closed from fifth to finish third. California Nectar, who set an early pace of 23.79 and 48.24 seconds, faded to finish fourth.

Neversaidiwassweet was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, and ran a mile on turf in 1:35.88.

“He made the decision to come off the pace and it was a good one,” Hollendorfer said of Bejarano’s ride.

Hollendorfer is Neversaidiwassweet’s third trainer. Greg Compton had her for her first two starts at Ellis Park in the summer before she was shipped to trainer Kristin Mulhall in California in time for a maiden race win in October. In that race, Neversaidiwassweet led throughout a mile on turf, winning by 1 1/4 lengths.

John Brunetti, the owner of Hialeah Park racetrack in Florida who races as Red Oak Stable, bought Neversaidiwassweet after her maiden win from American Equistock Racing. The Eurosilver filly has won 2 of 4 starts and $86,370.