01/10/2009 12:00AM

Proud Heiress hits at 32-1


Capitalizing on a taxing pace set by Pola's Place, Proud Heiress scored a stunning come-from-behind victory at 32-1 odds in the $50,000 Wishing Well Stakes at Turfway Park.

The least experienced of the 12 starters and a mare still eligible for a second-level allowance, Proud Heiress ($67.80) ran like a seasoned stakes horse in the Wishing Well. She settled farther off the pace than accustomed under jockey Julio Felix, racing in eighth early, eight lengths off the pace.

That was due to Pola's Place going full throttle from the start with an opening split of 22.08 seconds in the six-furlong race. Pola's Place kept up the fast pace until the top of the stretch, clocking a half-mile in 45.58 and holding a 5 1/2-length lead.

Once in the stretch, the fast pace began to take a toll on the leader, as it did on many of those that chased her early.

Only Miss A. Bomb, who raced just off Pola's Place down the backstretch and turn, managed to play a role late, but in the end settled for second behind the wide-rallying Proud Heiress, who scored a 1 3/4-length victory.

The favored Afleet Angel was length farther back in third.

Proud Heiress, a 5-year-old daughter of Broken Vow owned by Michael Cavey and trained by Wayne Mogge, won for the third time in 10 starts. She raced the distance in 1:11.65.