05/12/2013 9:29PM

Presque Isle Downs: Leinan wins Inaugural Stakes

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Leinan, under Pablo Morales, wins the Inaugural Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths at Presque Isle Downs on Sunday.

Leinan prompted the early, fast pace from the outside until upper stretch, where jockey Pablo Morales asked for her best, and she responded, drawing off to win by 5 ¼ lengths in the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Presque Isle Downs on Sunday.

Trained by Josie Carroll, Leinan shot to a three-length lead in upper stretch and extended the lead late for the final margin. Ghost Flower got up for second, a half-length in front of the pacesetting Cor Cor in third. The running time for the six-furlong event over a fast Tapeta surface was 1.10.49, and Leinan returned $13.40 to win.