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Dee Favorite Girl Convincing Winner in American Flyer Stakes at Arapahoe
Dee Favorite Girl, under jockey Alfredo Triana, Jr., winning the $15,000 American Flyer Stakes at Arapahoe on Sunday afternoon.

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Dee Favorite Girl Convincing Winner in American Flyer Stakes at Arapahoe

AURORA, CO JUNE 9, 2019 - Dee Favorite Girl won her first career stakes race in style as an easy winner of the $15,000 American Flyer Stakes at Arapahoe on Sunday afternoon.

Dee Favorite Girl and jockey Alfredo Triana, Jr. covered the 350 yards in 17.410 and earned a 97 speed index. The pair broke sharply and extended their early lead to win by a length and half.

Dee Favorite Girl ($5.20) is trained by Miguel Pena for owner Santos Lopez. She was bred in Oklahoma by Dee and Betty Raper, by Favorite Cartel and out of the Mr Eye Opener mare Eyema Blues Girl.

The lone filly in the field, Dee Favorite Girl was the highest-money earner in the field prior to the race and has now earned $73,976.

The American Flyer was her first stakes win, though she had competed in five previous stakes, including the $214,966 Grade 2 Hobbs America Futurity at Zia Park.

The winning connections of Dee Favorite Girl accept the American Flyer Stakes trophy on Sunday at Arapahoe Park. Coady Photography

The race for second place went to Cartels High by a nose over third-place finisher Bv King George.

Cartels High made his 3-year-old debut in the feature race. The Favorite Cartel gelding broke his maiden at Prairie Meadows and qualified to the $251,514 Valley Junction Futurity in October.

Cartels High was ridden by Jonathan Dominguez for trainer Deborah Lynn Boyd and owner Jan Properties Management, LLC. He was bred in California by Steve Burns, DVM, out of the On a High mare Pretty Jet High.

Bv King George completed the trifecta with Jesus Olivas aboard. Bv King George is a 5-year-old gelding by Freighttrain B, out of Ms Tres Seis, by Tres Seis. He was bred in Oklahoma by Bella Vista Farms LLC.

Bv King George is trained by Hipolito Michel-Valverde for owners Pedro and Lilia Andazola. He is two for 20 lifetime; this was his first placing in two career stakes races.

Completing the field were Paint Your Eagle, Wonce in a Blue Moon, Jettin Ben and Bargain Boy.