My Fiona wins Soviet Problem at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) My Fiona won the $200,250 Soviet Problem Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by a half-length Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, My Fiona ran one mile in 1:37.46 and paid $3.60, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 4-5 favorite.

Heat the Rocks returned $3.40 and $2.60, while Niassa was another half-length back in third and paid $3.40 to show.

My Fiona has stakes victories at all three of Southern California's tracks, having won the CTBA Stakes at Del Mar on July 18 and the Golden State Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita on Oct. 31.

My Fiona has four wins in seven starts and earnings of $358,100. Trainer Walther Solis says she won't run again until next year.

''She was pretty fresh today and I tried to make her as comfortable as I could,'' said Bejarano, who won two other races on the card. ''I knew (Heat the Rocks) was the one to beat, and by the three-eighths pole, I took a little hold and gave my filly a breather. She came back and was real game at the end.''

Princess Bertrando pulled up with an eighth of a mile to run, but walked off the track on her own.

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