Updated on 09/18/2011 12:23AM

Pleasanton: Stakes win in debut

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Untouched Talent goes untouched in the stretch as jockey Roberto Gonzalez takes a look back before crossing the wire in the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton on July 1st.

Untouched Talent ($4.40), a $500,000 purchase at the Barretts 2-year-olds in training sale in March, captured the $42,850 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes in her career debut at the Alameda County Fair on Saturday.

A daughter of Storm Cat out of the A.P. Indy mare Parade Queen, Untouched Talent was hustled early from the rail in the five-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies. She was a head behind stablemate Heiress Apparent as four fillies gunned down the backstretch heads apart.

Untouched Talent opened up on the turn and led by five in the stretch. She was not pushed as she defeated French Forest by 3 1/2 lengths in 57.53. Even-money favorite Fancy and Free was third.

"We accomplished what we wanted to do," winning trainer Jeff Bonde said. "She showed in the morning she's very competitive, but you never know till they run against competition to be sure."

Winning jockey Roberto Gonzalez said he had to ask the filly a bit early, but when she changed leads at the three-eighths pole, "she got really comfortable. I kept her just busy enough to win the race."

The victory was worth $22,150.