Updated on 09/17/2011 10:44AM

Splasha scores upset at 25-1

Jean Raftery
Splasha rallies to a 1 1/4 length victory over Crimson and Roses in Saturday's $100,000 Office Queen Stakes at Calder.

MIAMI, Fla. - Splasha, the longest price on the board at 25-1, registered a major upset when rallying to a 1 1/4-length victory over Crimson and Roses in Saturday's $100,000 Office Queen Stakes at Calder.

Ivanavinalot, the 1-2 favorite, tired badly after prompting the pace for six furlongs and finished next-to-last in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies.

Splasha reversed her recent loss to Crimson and Roses in a race on Saturday that was run over a sloppy track under second-level allowance conditions three weeks earlier. A daughter of Twining, Splasha paid $6, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.32 seconds over a fast track.

Splasha raced well placed, four lengths off the early pace set by Gonetorule, and pressed by Crimson and Roses. She advanced along the inside around the second turn, angled out sharply to go after the leaders at the head of the stretch, and edged clear in the final furlong.

Crimson and Roses eventually disposed of Gonetorule near mid-stretch, and held gamely, but could not withstand the winner's final surge. Running Debate rallied mildly to finish a well-beaten third.

Ivanavinalot dominated the local filly division at 2 and early this winter, but came into the race off two disappointing efforts in the Grade 1 Ashland and Grade 2 Black Eyed Susan stakes. She raced just behind the dueling leaders leaving the backstretch, but faded badly once put to pressure by jockey Manoel Cruz around the second turn.

* Swift Replica, like Splasha the extreme outsider in a field of six turf specialists, outgamed Sam's Concorde by a half-length to win the $42,000 Linear Stakes earlier on the card.

Swift Replica returned $21.20 after racing five furlongs in 56.84 seconds over a firm turf course. Tour of the Cat angled extremely wide into the stretch and rallied belatedly to finish third.

Swift Replica is trained by Mario Zacco and was ridden to victory by Gary Boulanger.