DECOUPAGE Sets the Pace Throughout to Score in Allowance

Making her first start in six months, DECOUPAGE broke on top in this nine-horse field and led the way to the wire to win this 6 1/2-furlong allowance by 1 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old filly by ALTERNATION broke well from post three to take the lead out of the gate. Stalked by another through the first half who then quickly retreated, DECOUPAGE cruised on the front end and was never really threatened to win this one as the favorite at Charles Town. Last year she put up back-to-back wins, including a six-furlong allowance victory in which she set fractions of :21 4/5, :44 3/5, and :56 3/5, before finishing the six furlongs in 1:09 2/5, just a second off the track record. Lifetime record: 15-4-3-0, $96,809. O/B-Dr. Stephen G. Jackson & Debbie Jackson. T-Flint Stites.