01/15/2011 8:39PM

Shorter distance helps Shamrock Girl take La Senora

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Shamrock Girl, ridden by Troy Looper, scores as the favorite in the La Senora.

Shamrock Girl delivered as the favorite in a full field of 12 at Sunland Park on Saturday, when she was up for a one-length win the $125,000 La Senora. Squall Wilbud finished second in the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies bred in New Mexico. It was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third to Go to Gold.

Shamrock Girl ($4.60) raced in midpack in the early stages, then went on to cover six furlongs on a track rated fast in 1:10.91. Agapito Delgadillo was aboard for owner-trainer David Wolochuk.

Shamrock Girl was turning back from two turns for the race, having finished second in the $120,000 Enchantress at Sunland in December.

“Shortening her to six furlongs really helped today,” said Wolochuk. “She’s not a natural miler.”

Shamrock Girl was winning for the fifth time from nine starts and her earnings now stand at $208,288.  She is a daughter of the Holy Bull stallion King Bull. It was the second career stakes win for Shamrock Girl.