01/12/2013 7:22PM

Sunland: Tyger Teras handles big class jump to take La Senora

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The 3-year-old filly Tyger Teras, whose most recent race had come against $12,500 claimers, captures the La Senora under jockey Derek Bell.

Tyger Teras prevented Back Seat Roll from winning her fifth straight race Saturday, when she held that rival off by 1 1/4 lengths  in the $85,000 La Senora at Sunland Park. Back Seat Roll finished a clear second, 2 1/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Lakehouse Fun.

The La Senora was run over six furlongs and was restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in New Mexico.

Tyger Teras ($19.60) moved up to track the pace through a half-mile in 46.01 seconds, took the lead in the stretch,  and went on to cover the distance on a track rated fast in 1:11.72. Derek Bell rode the winner for Jim Nation and trainer Chris Hartman.

The La Senora was the first stakes score for Tyger Teras, who entered the race off a more than seven-length win in a $12,500 conditioned claimer at Sunland in December.