Itsacelebration scored a hard fought victory stalking the early leader then wearing down the pacesetter late under determined urging to score by a neck in the 15k maiden claimer on March 12th at Philadelphia Park.
Lupe Preciado said, "Carlos (Cruz) said she tried to get out on him a little bit early, but when he straightened her up she settled well. He began asking her on the turn and she moved up well heading into the stretch. I thought she might just run by the leader, but Carlos really had to work on her. She kept trying though and was just good enough to get up in the last fifty yards."