Wrap You Up Takes Sun Downs Distaff Challenge

A disqualification gives the 4-year-old mare her third career stakes win.

Q-Racing Journal

Wrap You Up scored a victory by disqualification in Sunday's Merial Sun Downs Distaff Challenge.

A disqualification helped Wrap You Up earn her third career stakes win in Saturday's Merial Sun Downs Distaff Challenge at Sun Downs.

Betrothen, an 18-1 longshot, crossed the wire first, a half of a length in front of Wrap You Up. However, Betrothen was disqualified and placed third following a stewards' inquiry, giving the win to the 4-year-old daughter of Walk Thru Fire trained by Hector Magallanes for ownerr Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing.

Ridden by Jose Guerrero, Wrap You Up went 400 yards in :20.470 and wrapped up a berth in the October 29, $125,000 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos. The $9,853 winner's share of the $21,420 purse pushed her bankroll to $71,630.

Wrap You Up was bred by Dr. Steve Burns of Menifee, California. The mare has won seven of 15 starts, including two of four this season.

Sorelli was placed second following the disqualification of Betrothen. Let It Rain finished fourth and was followed by Cybil, Flyin Lion, Ivory Bell, Absolut Pride and L Bar D Sweet Fantsy. Tacacheck was scratched.

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