07/09/2005 11:00PM

Yougottawanna wins Alamedan Handicap


PLEASANTON, Calif. - Taking advantage of the fact he was the lone speed in the race, Yougottawanna ($6) bounced to the lead and was never seriously challenged as he won the Alamedan Handicap at the Alameda County Fair on Sunday.

The race unfolded exactly as trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who also saddled runner-up Adreamisborn, expected.

"Speed has been really dominant here, the last couple days especially," Hollendorfer said. "It looked like he would be the lone speed, and he made the lead easy."

Yougottawanna always had an open advantage at each call, winning the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:41.48, defeating his stablemate and defending champ Adreamisborn by 2 1/4 lengths. Easy Million was third.

"If he gets things his way, he's tough to get by," said winning rider Chad Schvaneveldt, who won four of the meet's five stakes. "I just had to get him on his way early. In the last race, I let him settle off the pace, and he lost interest. Today, when he heard someone coming, he grabbed the bit and went on."

The victory, worth $27,600, lifted his career earnings to $671,099 with 11 victories in 36 starts.