05/18/2012 3:11PM

Pimlico: Agave Kiss runs away with Miss Preakness, stays unbeaten

Barbara D. Livingston
Agave Kiss scores a wire-to-wire, 5 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Miss Preakness Stakes.

BALTIMORE – The undefeated Agave Kiss rolled to her sixth straight win Friday with an overpowering, front-running victory in the $100,000 Miss Preakness Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Agave Kiss ($3.20), the heavy favorite, broke like a shot under jockey Ramon Dominguez, quickly opened a daylight advantage on her rivals, and was never threatened. She finished 5 1/2 lengths clear of runner-up Millionreasonswhy, with Ageless another 3 1/4 lengths back in third in the field of seven.

Gypsy Robin and Singlet were scratched.

Agave Kiss set fractions of 23.06 seconds for the opening quarter, 45.37 for a half-mile, and 57.40 for five furlongs en route to a final time of 1:10.40 for six furlongs on the fast main track.

Rudy Rodriguez trains Agave Kiss for the Flying Zee Stable of Viane Lizza. Dominguez was riding her for the first time because Ryan Curatolo, her regular rider, is ironing out visa issues in his native France.

Rodriguez said his major goal for Agave Kiss this summer is the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 25.