02/09/2012 5:13PM

Sunland: Twelve Twenty Two tries to extend local unbeaten streak in El Dario


Twelve Twenty Two, whose lone loss in her last six starts came against Grade 1 company, will seek to improve her Sunland Park record to 6 for 6 on Saturday in the $50,000 El Dario.

The 6 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares drew a full field of 12. Others set to start include Queen Greeley, a stakes winner at Sunland, and Came West, who has come east to New Mexico after racing this winter at Santa Anita in Southern California.

Twelve Twenty Two picked up her fifth local win last out in the $50,000 Bold Ego on Dec. 23. She was rebounding from a rare off-the-board finish in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs.

Twelve Twenty Two earned a shot at such rivals after winning four consecutive races by a combined margin of 27 lengths at Sunland, between January and March 2011. Her streak included a five-length romp in the $100,000 Harry Henson on the undercard of the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Park Derby, and for the effort she earned a career-high Beyer Figure of 99.

Queen Greeley won the Island Fashion at Sunland in 2010. In more recent times, she has accounted for the $40,000 Columbine at Arapahoe Park in July, and finished fourth in the $35,000 Kachina at Turf Paradise in her last start Jan. 7.