Shanghai Keely wins $75,000 Island Fashion Stakes

Trainer Justin Evans scored big in the $75,000 island Fashion Stakes as his two fillies finished first and second. Shanghai Keely and jockey Jimmy Ray Coates held off a late charge from Brave Cinderella to win the prep race for the Sunland Park Oaks. Shanghai Keely roared from off the pace and won by three parts of a length in a stirring finish to the one mile race for three-year-old fillies. The 5-1 shot paid $12.60 to win.

Stable HMA led by Mark Dyer owns the winner. She was a $40,000 claim at Golden Gate two weeks ago. She earned $45,000 for Sunday’s win.

The Island Fashion Stakes is a prep race for the Sunland Park Oaks.

Brave Cinderella completed the all Justin Evans exacta which paid $142.80. The runner-up is also owned by Stable HMA. She finished nearly 6 lengths in front of 4-5 favorite Dynasty of Her Own who was coming off a win in the Borderplex Stakes.

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