angle-left Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap

Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap

Cat Daddys Lil Girl earns her second graded stakes win.

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Cat Daddys Lil Girl, a homebred 4-year-old daughter of Big Daddy Cartel owned by cousins Jimmy Negrete and Jimmy Vasquez, earned her second graded stakes victory in Saturday's $100,000 Lou Wooten/Sydney Valentini Handicap (RG1) for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares at Sunland Park.

Ridden by Mauro Salcedo and aided by a reported 9-mph tail wind, Cat Daddys Lil Girl covered 400 yards in :19.565 while defeating Woodys Copy Cat by three-quarters of a length. Cynthia Gonzalez prepped the mare, who was making her season debut.

Cat Daddys Lil Girl was coming off of a victory in the 400-yard, $145,000 New Mexico Filly & Mare Championship (RG1) at Zia Park on December 1. Raced exclusively in New Mexico, she has won six of 13 outs, and the $60,000 winner's share of the purse boosted her bankroll to $305,062, of which $201,396 was earned from seven starts during her sophomore campaign.

DJs Winner finished third, a neck behind Cat Daddys Lil Girl. Sister Sophia, Chicks Baby Suds, Hollywoodcrown, Zee James, Tooflashyforyou, First N Forever, and Addy Ann Angel.

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