10/08/2007 12:00AM

Turf Paradise: Famous Gal tops rival

EmailFamous Gal and Against the Law made Turf Paradise's $45,000 Ahwatukee Express on Saturday a worthy renewal of their rivalry, with Famous Gal prevailing in the six-furlong event for 3-year-old fillies. Famous Gal, ridden by Juan Rivera for trainer Joe Johnson, rebuffed numerous challenges by Against the Law to win by a half-length. It was another 2 3/4 lengths back to Wine Tasting Room in third in the field of eight.

Famous Gal ($6.60) ran the distance in 1:09.80.