02/20/2016 6:06PM

You Bought Her repeats in Minaret Stakes

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You Bought Her and jockey Brian Pedroza win the Minaret Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths Saturday.

OLDSMAR, Fla. – You Bought Her successfully defended her crown in the $50,000 Minaret Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, drawing off to score by 4 1/4 lengths under Brian Pedroza in the six-furlong sprint for older fillies and mares.

And just like last year, You Bought Her is using the Minaret as a prep for the Grade 2, $200,000 Inside Information Stakes, a seven-furlong race at Gulfstream Park on March 19. The 6-year-old daughter of Graeme Hall finished a fast-closing second in the Inside Information last year, a neck behind Classic Point.

You Bought Her settled into sixth place early in the Minaret as Ultimate Shopper took the field of nine through a quarter-mile in 22.22 seconds and a half-mile in 45.10. You Bought Her advanced three wide around the turn and quickly took command, finishing in 1:10.02 on a fast track. She paid $4.60 as the favorite and improved her record on the main track here to 4 for 5, with one third-place finish.

“She likes this racetrack,” trainer David Hinsley said. “She won this race last year, and she came right back and proved herself.”

"I felt like I was on the best horse," Pedroza said. "I felt very confident. I just kept her in the clear, and turning for home, I asked her one time, and she was gone."

Hinsley said that after the Inside Information, You Bought Her could be pointed to the Grade 1 Madison at Keeneland on April 9, though Hinsley noted that the three-week break between the Inside Information and the Madison might not be enough time.

You Bought Her has won eight of 38 career starts and earned $399,418 for owners Richard Perkins and Hinsley Racing Stable.

No Fault of Mine finished second, 2 1/4 lengths ahead of R Sassy Lass, who was followed by Legal Laura, Double Secret, Ultimate Shopper, Imperial Secret, Sky Gold, and Atlantic’s Smile. No Fault of Mine, ridden by Ronnie Allen Jr., finished full of run after getting stopped behind horses along the rail at the top of the lane and finally finding a seam to run through.

No Fault of Mine had dominated an optional $100,000 claimer here by 5 3/4 lengths on Jan. 27. The 4-year-old Blame filly was second to West Coast Belle in the Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes as a juvenile in 2014.