01/01/2007 12:00AM

Total upsets 'Cat'

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Total, second choice in the betting under Jessie Campbell, pounced on the undefeated 6-5 favorite Cat On a Cloud early in the $75,000 Letellier Memorial for 3-year-old fillies and never let up, running off to a 6 3/4-length blowout victory.

Total rushed up to pressure Cat On a Cloud for the lead from the outside on the backstretch of the six-furlong race, kept the pressure on winding around the turn, and edged away straightening for home as Cat On a Cloud began to wilt.

Total hit the wire in a sharp 1:10.05 and paid $7.80. Pro Pink, 8-1, rallied from seventh in the field of nine to nip Cat On a Cloud by a nose for second .

Trained by Albert Stall Jr. for owners Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider, Total improved her record to 3 wins and 1 second in 4 starts and her earnings to $99,625.

Cat On a Cloud, trained by Ronny Werner, won her maiden by 4 3/4 lengths at Ellis Park in September and then the $200,000 Monmouth NATC Futurity by 4 1/4 lengths later that month.