01/12/2004 12:00AM

Sunland Park: Streak of Royalty upsets


Sunland Park, N.M.- The $50,000-added Winsham Lad Handicap turned sour as favored This Cat's for You broke down on the far turn while racing on the lead.

Streak of Royalty, ridden by Ricardo Jaime, inherited the lead after the breakdown and held off the late bid of Komax to win the mile race in near-track record time of 1:35.56.

The two horses who made up the uncoupled entry from the barn of Steve Asmussen, Easyfromthegitgo and Compendium, both ran lackluster races, finishing seventh and eighth.

Streak of Royalty returned $42.40 winning his fifth race from 10 starts. The Winsham Lad was the first victory for rookie trainer Victor Quintanilla.