02/18/2012 8:19PM

Sunland: Iplaytricks upsets in Valentini

Lisa Dominguez/Coady Photography
Iplaytricks, with Ken Tohill in the saddle, wins the Sydney Valentini.

Iplaytricks won her second straight race at the Sunland Park meet on Saturday, when she upset Rose's Desert by three-quarters of a length in the $110,000 Sydney Valentini Handicap. The one-mile race was restricted to fillies and mares bred in New Mexico.

Iplaytricks ($16.40) overtook the 1-5 Rose's Desert, who was prominent for much of the way while shooting for her fifth straight win Saturday. Iplaytricks covered the distance on a fast track in 1:38.46. Ken Tohill rode the winner for Michael Stinson and trainer Joel Marr.

Iplaytricks came into the race off a $40,000 optional claiming allowance win at two turns at Sunland on Dec. 31. Last year at Sunland she won the New Mexico Breeders' Oaks, and overall is now 7 for 14 with earnings of $246,790.

Soaring Goddess finished third in the Valentini, three-quarters of a length behind Rose's Desert.