07/16/2011 8:06AM

Penn National: Don'tgetsuspicious holds off favorite in Daylily


The Maryland-based mare Don'tgetsuspicious, who had been excelling in ultra-short sprints at Charles Town since beginning her 2011 campaign in March, carried her speed for six furlongs to upset odds-on favorite Eve Giselle in Friday night's $75,000 Daylily Stakes at Penn National Race Course.

Ridden for the first time by Kendrick Carmouche, the 5-year-old Don'tgetsuspicious ($12.40) chased Winning Image, who blistered the first quarter-mile in 21.80 seconds while making her first start since last August. Don'tgetsuspicious, who had won three overnight handicaps going 4 1/2 furlongs at Charles Town between late March and mid-June, took a short lead after a half-mile in 44.56, drew clear, and then held off a mild rally by 2-5 favorite Eve Giselle to prevail by 1 3/4 lengths while completing the six furlongs in 1:10.37.

Eve Giselle, coming off a career-best 99 Beyer Speed Figure for winning the $125,000 Sweet N Sassy at Delaware Park on June 25, was hampered when she was bumped hard at the start. She was attempting to give trainer Tim Ritchey his second consecutive win in the Daylily.

Eve Giselle was easily second best, finishing 2 1/4 lengths in front of Hygh Jacque.

Based at Laurel Park with trainer Hugh McMahon, Don'tgetsuspicious is now 14 for 31 lifetime for her owners, the Winners Circle Partners V.