10/27/2012 7:57AM

Remington Park: American Sugar bounces back with Gaylord victory


American Sugar rebounded from a rare double-digit defeat Friday night at Remington Park, when she picked up the second stakes win of her career in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial for 2-year-old fillies. She bid four-wide for a head win over Cat Five’ O, while it was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third to pacesetter Kentucky Gem.

American Sugar ($9.20) came into the Gaylord off a 12-length defeat in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie at Arlington Park on Sept. 8. Prior to that race, she had won the $75,000 Prairie Gold Lassie at Prairie Meadows.

In the Gaylord, American Sugar settled in seventh early as Kentucky Gem took the field through an opening quarter in 22.08 seconds and a half-mile in 45.70. American Sugar rallied to cover 6 1/2 furlongs on a track rated fast in 1:17.44.

Alex Birzer rode the winner for Poindexter Thoroughbreds and trainer Lynn Chleborad. American Sugar has now won 3 of 6 starts and $99,866.