08/27/2005 11:00PM

Passion Fever wins Black Mesa


Passion Fever drove to a three-quarter length win over entrymate Racing Sundown in the $40,000 Black Mesa at Remington Park on Saturday night. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Rammers Best.

Passion Fever ($5.60) was prominent throughout the six furlong race for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares, pushing pacesetter Tickin Okie through fractions of 21.50 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.09 seconds for the half-mile. Passion Fever went on to cover the distance in 1:10.40.

Nena Matz rode the winner for owner-trainer Larry Brown.

The Black Mesa was the first career stakes win for Passion Fever, whose record now stands at three wins from 11 starts for earnings of $50,365.