Updated on 09/17/2011 10:21PM

Tampa Bay: Whenthedoveflies romps

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Tom Cooley
Whenthedoveflies wins the first running of the $75,000 Lightning City Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday.

Whenthedoveflies roared past the leaders leaving the turn and went on to post a smashing five-length victory in the inaugural running of the $83,150 Lightning City Stakes.

Under a confident ride by Jose Lezcano, Whenthedoveflies ($3.80) covered the five furlongs in 56.54 seconds for her ninth turf win from 11 career grass starts and 12th overall win from 19 starts. The $45,890 winner's share boosted her career earnings to $304,170.

In the $75,000 Chris Thomas Turf Classic, Hear No Evil led all the way en route to an upset victory in the nine-furlong turf race.

Hear No Evil ($30.20) finished a half-length to the good of favored Revved Up with Headline another three-quarters of a length farther back in third. Time for the 1 1/8 miles over a firm turf course was 1:49.40.