09/03/2016 4:37PM

Unbeaten filly Cajun Delta Dawn romps in Susan's Girl

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Cajun Delta Dawn, under Juan Leyva, is now 4 for 4 after winning the Susan's Girl by five lengths.

The 2-year-old filly Cajun Delta Dawn won her fourth race without a defeat and this time – finally – it wasn’t close.

After scoring two victories by a neck and another by a half-length, Cajun Delta Dawn was at her best when it mattered the most, winning the rich $300,000 Susan’s Girl division of the Florida sire stakes by five lengths Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Breaking from the inside post, Cajun Delta Dawn battled early with Lu Lu Lara and Sweet Tooth Haven, put Lu Lu Lara away before the three-furlong pole and Sweet Tooth Haven before turning for home, and ran by herself through the homestretch for a blowout win.

“I got her into the race and once I got there, she was just dragging me the whole way,” said winning jockey Juan Leyva. “I said, ‘Man, this is going to be a walk in the park,’ and sure enough it was.”

Off splits of 22.24 and 45.28 seconds, Cajun Delta Dawn ran seven furlongs on a wet-fast, sealed track in 1:24.91 and paid $7.80 as the second choice. Cajun Delta Dawn hasn’t been favored in any of her four wins. Stormy Embrace picked up the pieces to finish second, 3 3/4 lengths in front of U S Diva. The favored Sweet Tooth Haven, making her second start after a sharp debut win, couldn’t go with the winner and faded to fourth.

Cajun Delta Dawn is by Kantharos out of the Awesome Again mare Cajun Dawn, was bred in Florida by Curtis Mikkelsen and Patricia Horth, and is owned by Mikkelsen. David Fawkes trains her, and for the first time in Cajun Delta Dawn’s very successful career – the $180,000 winner’s share of the Susan’s Girl purse pushed her bankroll past $380,000 – the filly gave her trainer a good in-race feeling.

“She gave me more confidence today than in any of her other races,” said Fawkes. “It was an impressive race. She was just galloping along, enjoying herself.”

R Kinsley Doll takes Jewel Princess

R Kinsley Doll ran for a $30,000 claiming price on June 30. Now she is bringing home the big bucks.

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A month after winning the $150,000 Three Ring division of the Florida sire stakes, R Kinsley Doll hit another rich payday when she beat Ballet Diva by a neck in the $150,000 Jewel Princess division of the Florida sire stakes.

R Kinsley Doll returned from a two-month layoff in late June and finished second in a $30,000 conditioned claimer, but she was back Aug. 6 to notch a 5-1 upset in the Three Ring, and on Saturday wore down pacesetting Ballet Diva by a neck as the 6-5 favorite in the Jewel Princess. Ballet Diva, who held the lead until the final half-furlong, was clearly second-best over late-running She’s Incredible. R Kinsley Doll ran seven furlongs in 1:24.75 and paid $4.40 to win.

Ridden to victory by Tyler Gaffalione and trained by Ralph Ziadie for Averill Racing and Silver Oak Stable, R Kinsley Doll was bred by Palm Beach Racing and is a daughter of Bid Drama and the Medaglia d’Oro mare Honest Gold. She ran her record to 9-3-2-0 and has earned $238,085.

Diamond Bachelor ends long drought, wires The Vid

Diamond Bachelor won his career debut Aug. 8, 2013 and the Oak Tree Juvenile about a month later – and then lost 28 races in a row. The long dry spell finally came to an end Saturday when Diamond Bachelor led from start to finish in the $75,000 The Vid Stakes. Apprentice jockey Lane Luzzi rode Diamond Bachelor, winning the first stakes race of his riding career.

Lochte, the graded-stakes winning even-money favorite making his first start since January, ran one-paced throughout and finished fourth. Enterprising ran strongly through the homestretch to catch Aire Bueno for second.

Trained by Patrick Biancone, Diamond Bachelor ($33) had shown signs of life finishing second to Aire Bueno in his most recent start, and after carving out a moderate pace while loose on the lead, he turned away a host of challengers for a long overdue win.

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