Updated on 09/17/2011 11:35AM

Philadelphia: Fast Cookie prevails

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Fast Cookie with Nick Santagata riding wins the $250,000 Grade 2 Cotillion Handicap at Philadelphia Park

In a field cut in half by scratches, Fast Cookie held off four other 3-year-old fillies to win the Grade 2, $250,000 at Philadelphia Park.

Fast Cookie ($7.40) raced four wide under Nick Santagata for nearly the entire 1 1/16 miles, drawing off in the final furlong to beat Ladyecho by 3 3/4 lengths. Savedbythelight was another eight lengths back in third, and favorite City Fire finished last after leading for the opening six furlongs.

Trained by Bill Mott, Fast Cookie finished in 1:45.83 over a fast track for her fifth win in 15 career starts.

Earlier on the card, longshot Northern Air ($32.40) captured the $150,000 Gallant Bob Handicap for 3-year-olds. Northern Air, trained by Mark Shuman, moved past Something Smith in the stretch to win by a half-length, covering the six furlongs in 1:10.16.