05/05/2006 11:00PM

Rachelsarompin upsets Richland Hills Farm


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Rachelsarompin upset the $50,000 Richland Hills Farm Stakes at 20-1 on Saturday when she powered to a three and three quarter length win over favorite White She Devil in front of a crowd of 16,445 at Lone Star Park.

Rachelsarompin ($42) broke on top and settled in behind White She Devil, who set fractions of 22.01 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.15 for the half-mile mark over the sloppy track. Rachelsarompin overtook the leader in the stretch, and went on to cover the six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies in 1:10.92.

"I was confident at the top of the lane," said Ted Gondron, who rode the winner for trainer Tim Dixon. "I felt like I had a lot of horse."

Rachelsarompin came into the Richland Hills off a second place finish in an allowance at Will Rogers Downs near Tulsa. She earned $30,000 for the win, which was her second from nine career starts. Rachelsarompin has now earned $76,500. She races for her breeders, Ray and Helen Dixon.

Prahtheta finished third in the Richland Hills, three and a quarter lengths behind White She Devil.

In the other stakes on the card, Goosey Moose won the $40,000 Gold Nugget by three-quarters of a length over stablemate Agrivating General, giving trainer Danny Pish a sweep of the top two spots in the race that was moved from the turf to the main track after overnight rains in Grand Prairie.

Goosey Moose ($5.20) stalked the pace in fourth, took the lead approaching the quarter pole and drove home, covering the one-mile for Texas-breds over a sloppy track in 1:39.59.

"I had a lot of horse when I called on him to pick it up a little bit and he did everything I asked," said winning rider Justin Shepherd.

Goosey Moose earned $24,000 for the win, which came in his first start since October. He has now won 7 of 21 starts and $298,100. Goosey Moose races for Quinn Scott Simons Racing.

* The ontrack crowd at Lone Star bet a track-record $1,215,097 on the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.