Updated on 10/01/2016 5:37PM

She’s Incredible wins maiden in Meadow Star Stakes

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She's Incredible and jockey Jesus Rios win the Meadow Star Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths Saturday.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – She’s Incredible, an 11-race maiden, roared past dueling favorites R Kinsley Doll and Ballet Diva and won the $148,500 Meadow Star division of the Florida Sire Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park by 4 1/2 lengths, giving trainer Fernando Abreu, a former assistant to Allen Jerkens, his first stakes win.

Silent Prayer stayed on to just get second, with odds-on R Kinsley Doll third and second choice Ballet Diva fourth. She’s Incredible ran one mile on a muddy track in 1:37.77 and paid $14.40 to win.

Longshot R Quick Temper set the table for She’s Incredible as she was sent hard for the lead from the rail by Lane Luzzi, eventually coming outside of Ballet Diva to take command down the backstretch. Ballet Diva asserted control partway around the far turn as R Kinsley Doll came up to challenge, but the two favorites ran out of gas in midstretch.

Meanwhile, jockey Jesus Rios kept She’s Incredible stalking out in the clear, and when she changed leads past the three-sixteenths pole, she jolted forward and quickly took the measure of the top pair, going on to a convincing score.

“I did have confidence just because she was closing last time, and it was seven-eighths, and it looked like the two favorites didn’t want to go that far,” said Abreu. “She finished real good today.”

Abreu came into Saturday’s races with two wins from 48 runners this year but swept the early double. He won his first stakes race with his fifth such starter.

She’s Incredible, by High Cotton and out of the Distorted Humor mare Undistorted, was bred by Centaur Farms Inc. and is owned by Our Sugar Bear Stable.

Whiskey Train upsets Armed Forces

Whiskey Train was disqualified from a $35,000 maiden-claiming turf-route win in his career debut, but there were no incidents Saturday in the $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes, where Whiskey Train surged between horses to notch a 23-1 upset.

Ridden by Luis Castillo for Road Trip Racing and trainer Laura Cazares, Whiskey Train lagged near the back of the field during the early and middle portions of the one-mile turf race. He was wide on the first part of the far turn before Castillo swung inside, and Whiskey Train rallied inside runner-up Sonic Mule as the two tagged badly tiring third-place finisher Gemologister in the final half-furlong.

Whiskey Train paid $49.20 to win and ran one mile on “good” going in 1:40.09. He’s the first stakes winner sired by Bullet Train, a three-quarters brother to Frankel and a onetime pacemaker for the multiple champion.

Josdesanimaux upsets Panama City

Josdesanimaux ($17.80) led and faded racing on Woodbine’s all-weather track last month, but on turf Saturday in the $75,000 Panama City she came from well off the pace and wore down Dad’s Princess, who had rallied to the lead in midstretch. Mark Casse trains Josdesanimaux for Palm Beach Racing Partners, and Luca Panici rode her to victory. The 4-year-old Josdesanimaux is a homebred daughter of Leroidesanimaux and the Medaglia d’Oro mare Jost d’Oro.