12/10/2005 1:00AM

Turfway Park: Experience counts


Fillies with experience training or racing over Polytrack dominated the first division of the My Charmer Stakes at Turfway Park, with favored Eyes on Eddy winning by 7 1/4 lengths over 27-1 longshot Malaysia.

Eyes on Eddy, who had trained smartly over the Polytrack surface at Turfway since November, had no trouble racing over it for the first time. Confidently placed on the inside by jockey Jesus Castanon, she tracked the pace in midpack before being angled to the outside and blowing away the opposition by 7 1/4 lengths.

Malaysia, a one other-than allowance winner at Turfway on Dec. 1, was a surprising second in her stakes debut, finishing 1 1/2 lengths clear of third-place Miss Wellspring.

Two fillies were scratched, Beat The Band and Marge S, and one filly, allowing Arabian Spell to draw in from the also-eligible list to compete.

Eyes on Eddy, a 3-year-old daughter of Touch Gold, scored her second stakes victory of the year, and her first against older females. Paul McGee trains the winner, who raced 1 1/16 miles over the fast track in 1:48.19, paying $5.40.

Tappin For Gold won the slower division of the My Charmer, winning by 2 3/4 lengths over Lenatareese, racing 1 1/16 miles in 1:48.82.

Like Eyes on Eddy, she raced in midpack for much of the race before making and inside move on the final turn. Desperately searching for room entering the lane, she found a narrow opening along the inside and showed courage to power past the leaders and hold off the late rally of Lenatareese. Pacesetter Stravinsky's Gal was 1 1/2 lengths further back in third.

Tappin For Gold, a 3-year-old daughter of Pleasant Tap, is trained by Brad Cox and was ridden by Bill Troilo. She paid $8.80.