Updated on 09/17/2011 10:36PM

Ward filly wins first stakes

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Bill Straus
For All We Know wins the Grade 2, $300,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Among the 11 fillies in the Grade 2, $300,000 at Keeneland on Saturday, all but one had won a stakes.

You can now make it a complete set. For All We Know, the only filly in the field who previously lacked a stakes win, thoroughly dominated her competition, drawing clear to win the Raven Run by two lengths under Shaun Bridgmohan.

Flying Glitter, among the pacesetters the entire way, finished second, another 2 1/2 lengths before Career Oriented. Leave Me Alone, the 4-5 favorite under Kent Desormeaux, was never a serious factor and finished eighth.

For All We Know returned $19 after finishing seven furlongs in 1:23.74 over a track rated good.

Trained by John T. Ward Jr., For All We Know won her first three starts before being soundly defeated this summer in the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama, after which Ward regrouped her.

"She's a super, super nice filly," said Ward. "We got a little bit in front of her, but today she really showed what she can do."

Before an ontrack crowd of 19,117, Simply Because led Flying Glitter through splits of 21.97 and 44.75, with For All We Know positioned just behind them. Down the stretch, For All We Know glided past after angling out for the drive.

Bridgmohan, who rode For All We Know twice at Arlington Park this summer, said afterward that he was a "big believer" in the filly. "I told my agent" - Dennis Cooper - that if she did not win a stakes I would be very disappointed," he said.

Ward said For All We Know probably would not run again this year. "We'll point for a 4-year-old campaign," he said.

* Earlier on the card, Ender's Sister ($4) won an allowance sprint by 19 lengths under Rafael Bejarano, and Honor in War ($5.60), making his first start in more than seven months, went over the $1 million earnings mark after winning a classified turf allowance under David Flores.