03/14/2005 12:00AM

Turf Paradise: Island Escape rallies

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Island Escape ($6.80) rallied late to score a two-length victory in the $40,000 Cactus Cup at Turf Paradise. Virden was second, three lengths ahead of the odds-on favorite, Kresgeville, who was disqualified to fourth behind Skyline Gal because of interference in the stretch.

Winning time for 6 1/2 furlongs was 1:15.60. Island Escape is based at Santa Anita in the barn of trainer Marcelo Polanco.