12/19/2010 8:39PM

Slow start, two turns no problem for Highspeed Rescue in Enchantress

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Joe Martinez guides Highspeed Rescue to a $44 upset in the Enchantress for 2-year-old fillies.

Highspeed Rescue relished the move to two turns on Sunday, when she overcame a slow start to win her first stakes in the $120,000 Enchantress at Sunland Park. Shamrock Girl finished three lengths back in second in the one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies bred in New Mexico, while it was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third to Squall Wilbud. 

 Highspeed Rescue ($44) hopped out at the start and spotted her rivals a number of lengths before overtaking the leaders to cover the distance in 1:39.97. Joe Martinez was aboard Highspeed Rescue for her owner-trainer Barbara Brown.

Highspeed Rescue was making her two-turn debut after finishing third in the $152,000 New Mexico Cup Juvenile Fillies at Zia Park on Oct. 31. Squall Wilbud won that six-furlong race over Shamrock Girl.

Highspeed Rescue is a daughter of the Gulch stallion Union Mills. The Enchantress was her second career win following a maiden special weight score at Ruidoso Downs in May.