Updated on 09/16/2011 6:38AM

Super Tuesday wins Work The Crowd


ALBANY, Calif. - Owner-breeder John Harris is making a habit of

winning stakes races at Golden Gate Fields named for his top former stars.

On Saturday, his Super Tuesday won the $100,000 Work The Crowd Handicap for Cal-bred fillies and mares. Super Tuesday wore down stubborn pacesetter Yes We Do late to win the one-mile race over a soft turf course by a neck in 1:40.35.

Super Tuesday is sired by Political Ambition, also the sire of Work The Crowd.

"It's great to win this race," Harris said. "She reminds me of Work The Crowd (whom Harris co-owned)."

Last year, Harris' Image Of Glory won the Soviet Problem Handicap, named after Harris' crack sprinter.

"She's such a neat little filly," Harris said. "Every time, she really tries."

Super Tuesday ($16) had previously won the $100,000 California Sires Stakes on the turf at Hollywood Park last summer and was second in the Cal Cup Distaff Starter Handicap on the turf at Santa Anita in November.

Trainer Dean Pederson credited jockey Adalberto Lopez for a good ride.

Lopez snapped a 0 for 40 losing streak stretching back to Dec. 8 with the victory.

"Adalberto rode a picture-perfect race," Pederson said. "He put her in the clear then let her make her run. She hadn't run over a yielding course like this, but she'd run over broken glass."

Lopez said Super Tuesday relaxed once he was able to get her to the outside down the backstretch.

"I didn't know if I was going to be able to get the leader, but I knew my filly was game. When I switched and hit her left-handed, she started drifting out so I just went to a hand ride the last part of it."

The newly turned 4-year-old is on the small side, but Pederson said she is developing nicely.

"She's a small filly, but she's got a big heart. She really handled the turf and did everything perfect," Lopez said.

"She's putting on weight in the right spots," said Pederson, who said he would take his time looking for the right spot for her next start.