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Angelica Zapata wires Cincinnati Trophy
Herman Van Den Broeck's homebred ANGELICA ZAPATA (Sharp Humor) opened her three-year-old season with a convincing victory in Saturday's $50,000 Cincinnati Trophy S. at Turfway Park, parlaying a front-running trip into a 5 1/2-length win.
A maiden winner two starts previously at Churchill Downs, the Ron Pellegrini-trained finished third when trying winners in the December 26 Gowell S. and improved her overall mark to 6-2-1-1, $78,022, with her first stakes tally on Saturday.
The bay Kentucky-bred completed 6 1/2 furlongs over the Polytrack in 1:17 2/5 with jockey Ben Creed, and Pellegrini said she could make her next appearance in the one-mile Valdale S. on February 26.