Dancing Solo Easily Wins Durazna Stakes
Taking the lead approaching the final turn, Dancing Solo romped to an eight-length victory Sunday in the 36th running of the $47,700 Durazna Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course.
One Smooth Dancer and Amanda Kem, both longshots, finished second and third, respectively, in the one-mile, 70-yard race for 2-year-old fillies.
The Missouri-bred Simply So, unbeaten in her first three races and the 6-5 favorite, finished ninth in the field of 14.
Ridden by Kerwin Clark, Dancing Solo paid $9.50, $4.60 and $3.40 and was timed in 1:44.35. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Rare Perfumer earned $28,620 for owner David Levitch to boost her total to $104,116. She has won four of five starts, including the recent Gowell Stakes at Turfway park in Florence, Ky.