09/21/2008 11:00PM

You Dancing Devil romps


You Dancing Devil had gotten a great setup when she scored a blowout turf allowance win last month at Arlington, sitting behind a wickedly fast pace before coming with her late rally.

Sunday, in the $100,000 Nancy Vanier Illinois Owners' Stakes, the pace was much slower, the opposition more numerous and talented, but You Dancing Devil ($8.40) easily won again, notching a 4 1/4-length victory over Si Si Mon Ami. Royal Leah and Arundel dead-heated for third.

Trained by Neil Pessin for Crown's Way Farm, You Dancing Devil was ridden to victory by James Graham. She was timed in 1:45.39 for 1 1/16 miles on soft turf. The 6-year-old You Dancing Devil is Illinois-bred as well as Illinois-owned, but five of her six races this year have come in open company. Victory in the $100,000 stakes was the biggest of her career.