05/24/2009 11:00PM

Wildeydsouthernboy perfect on Arlington Poly


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Wildeydsouthernboy did nothing in the Zen Stakes on Sunday at Arlington Park to contradict the notion that he's currently one of the top Illinois-breds going. Forced closer to the lead than usual by a slow early pace, Wildeydsouthernboy still scored a 2 3/4-length victory over veteran Fort Prado in the $53,600 Zen.

"He's a pretty nice horse," said understated trainer Hugh Robertson.

Bred and owned by Homewrecker Racing Stable, Wildeydsouthernboy won for the sixth time in nine career starts. He is a perfect 5 for 5 racing over Arlington's Polytrack. Wildeydsouthernboy finished sixth last month in his stakes debut, the Robert S. Molaro at Hawthorne, but might have disliked sloppy going that day, and had traffic trouble in the stretch run.

Ridden to victory by E.T. Baird, Wildeydsouthernboy paid $3.80 to win, and was timed in 1:24.44 for seven furlongs. Dakota Rebel finished third.

Your Ladyship: Magnetic Miss by a neck

Earlier in the day, Magnetic Miss took a clear early lead and held by a neck to win the $53,100 Your Ladyship for the second straight season. Trained by Spanky Broussard for owners Richard Rudolph and Michael Vranich, Magnetic Miss was ridden by Perry Compton. She paid $7.40, and was timed in 1:24.52 for seven furlongs. Ripe Tomato finished second, followed by Secret Kin and favored Nicks.