12/01/2012 6:13PM

Turfway: Slim's Shady Lady uncatchable at 36-1 in Holiday Inaugural


Slim Shady’s Lady pulled a 36-1 stunner Saturday when she held off favored Queen’s Award to win the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural, the first stakes of the holiday meet at Turfway Park.

Always on the lead with Ben Creed aboard, Slim Shady’s Lady shook off Lou’s Angel with a quarter-mile to go in the six-furlong Polytrack race, opened a sizable margin passing the eighth pole, and then had just enough to prevail by a neck over Queen’s Award, the 5-2 choice in a field of 12 fillies and mares. The winner returned $74 after finishing in 1:11.11.

Slim Shady’s Lady, a 3-year-old Indiana-bred filly by Spanish Steps, is owned by Darlene and Herbert Likens and trained by Ralph Martinez. She had raced mostly in statebred company this year when posting 3 wins and 2 seconds from 8 prior starts.

Lotta Lovin finished third, another 1 1/2 lengths behind, and was followed by Sally Sally in fourth.

The $2 exacta (6-2) paid $427.20; the $1 trifecta (6-2-1) returned $955.30; and the dime superfecta (6-2-1-8) was worth $528.50.

Two more $50,000 stakes are on the schedule for the holiday meet, which runs through Dec. 31: the Prairie Bayou on Dec. 15 and the Holiday Cheer on Dec. 29.