02/08/2009 12:00AM

Victorina earns 10th stakes win in Campanile


ALBANY, Calif. - Making a strong four-wide move into the stretch, favored Victorina ($4.20) powered to her 10th career stakes victory, winning the $75,000 Campanile Stakes on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

Breaking from the outside in the field of eight older fillies and mares, Victorina sat behind In My Glory and Lady Railrider through honest fractions in the 1 1/16-mile race.

She rallied while four wide, putting heat on the top pair and went past them as the field turned for home, maintaining a one-length advantage through the stretch as she beat Gadget Queen in a time of 1:43.73. Lady Railrider, who dropped to fourth in the stretch, re-rallied to take third by a head over Ransom Captive.

Victorina, a 6-year-old Delaware Township mare owned by the estate of Harry Aleo, won for the 14th time in 25 starts, earning $45,000 to boost her career earnings to $672,455.

"She makes my job pretty easy," said winning rider Russell Baze. "She's a total professional. Even when she doesn't win, she goes out there and gives everything she's got. There's nothing you can fault about her."

Gilchrist agreed, saying, "She makes Russell and me look real good. Whether you're riding her, training her, or betting on her, she's going to give you your money's worth."