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Getit Together Finds Relief in Denim N Diamonds

Getit Together finds class relief in the Denim N Diamonds Stakes at Los Alamitos.

February 23, 2012

Mimi Wells’ homebred Getit Together gets class relief after finishing second against open mares in graded stakes when she starts in the $25,000 Denim N Diamonds Stakes for 4-year-old California-bred mares at 350 yards on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

Getit Together (Separatist-Seronka by Dash Thru Traffic) was second to Dash Back Perry in each of her two most recent starts, with a second in the $35,000 Las Damas Handicap (G3) and a second in the $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap (G2), her latest start on January 8. Getit Together was one-half length behind Dash Back Perry in the Las Damas and then was beaten by three quarters of a length in the Charger Bar.

Before those two second-place runs, the Dan Francisco-trained mare took the $25,000 AQHA Member Stakes after overcoming trouble at the start. She raced to a :19.697 time for the 400 yards to win by a half length over Prissy Fein Handicap winner Azshecanfly.

Larry Konecne’s homebred Touch Of Paso (Jumpn-Queen Judea by Strawfly Special) also comes into the Denim N Diamonds in strong form and could gain favoritism. The James Hanson-trained mare defeated female rivals in the Corona Kool Handicap as the 9-10 favorite and then was second behind Significant Cartel in the Cypress Handicap as the 13-10 favorite.

Touch Of Paso has made her latest seven starts at Los Alamitos and stepped up with four wins and a pair of second-place finishes. The only time she was off the board was when she was a troubled fourth in the $200,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1) as the 2-1 favorite.

Christian and Ru Anna Singletary’s Jumpn Apache (Jumpn-Mirthy by Pritzi Dash) moves up to the stakes ranks after taking a pair of races at the $16,000 claiming level. The Scott Willoughby-trained mare won at 300 yards with a :15.491 time and then scored at 330 yards in :16.913.

Jumpn Apache has won six of 14 career starts while competing mainly in the claiming ranks.