GRANTS PASS — Jockey Luis Torres capped a big day at Grants Pass Downs with a victory in the feature Southern Belle Handicap Saturday.

GRANTS PASS — Jockey Luis Torres capped a big day at Grants Pass Downs with a victory in the feature Southern Belle Handicap Saturday.

Torres guided Truly Jest to a victory by a head over the long shot in the field Rosie Quatorze in the $3,400, 5 1/2-furlong stakes race for fillies and mares.

The Vanessa Hunt-trained Truly Jest returned $27 to win and combined with Rosie Quartorze for a $89.40 quinella.

Betting favorite Muevette finished a disappointing fourth.

Torres added two more victories on the 10-race card. Torres posted wins in back-to-back mixed-breed allowance races. Torres rode betting favorite Mysteriously Fast to the victory in the 600-yard fourth race, then followed that with a win aboard 7-1 shot Just Call Me Fish in a 350-yard dash.

Last year's leading trainer, Karen Haverty, is off to a fast start this season. The California trainer added three wins Saturday to go with three on the opening weekend.

Racing at GP Downs continues today with the first of 10 races set for a 12:30 p.m. post time at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.

Saturday's Results

FIRST RACE

Mixed-breed Clm, 300 yd. 1, Fly Darlyn Fly (T. Beckner), 4.80, 3.60, 3.60; 2, Shes Bulls Eye (T. Skaggs), 7.40, 4.20; 3, Blaze N Boot (J. Holmes Sr.), 4.80. Q — 1-5 $16.40; TRI 5-1-2 $276.60. Time — 16:14.

SECOND RACE

TB Mdn Clm, 5 1/2 F. 1, Pixie Princess (T. Dangerfield), 9.60, 5.20, 3.40; 2, Foxy Escort (L. Torres), 5.80, 5.80; 3, Mimi Latina (L. Farrell), 3.40. Q — 4-5 $31.80; TRI — 4-5-7 $843.80. Time — 1:08.2.

THIRD RACE

TB Clm, 6 1/2 F. 1, Coalcango (D. Fowler-Wright), 7.00, 3.80, 3.20; 2, Lakeshore Bull (B. Abernathy), 3.40, 2.60; 3, Tuxedo Princes (L. Torres), 4.00. Q — 1-5 $9.20; TRI — 1-5-4 $219.40; DD — 4-1 $105.00. Time — 1:20.2.

FOURTH RACE

Mixed-breed Alw, 600 yd. 1, Mysteriously Fast (L. Torres), 5.20, 3.20, 2.80; 2, Mr Sig (R. Camacho), 4.20, 5.80; 3, Paddington (D. Braden), 7.20. Q — 2-6 $18.20; TRI — 2-6-4 $152.00. Time — 30.91.

FIFTH RACE

Mixed-breed Alw, 350 yd. 1, Just Call Me Fish (L. Torres), 15.60, 7.20, 6.40; 2, Hope Too Zoom (R. Camacho), 10.20, 7.80; 3, CPR First Wish (B. Abernathy), 3.60. Q — 3-4 $138.60; TRI — 3-4-2 $680.80. Time — 18.05.

SIXTH RACE

TB Clm, 6 1/2 F. 1, National Event (T. Dangerfield), 5.20, 3.20, 3.60; 2, Bears Mo Red (D. Fowler-Wright), 4.80, 6.60; 3, Riley Beaver (L. Farrell), 4.20. Q — 2-3 $9.80; TRI — 2-3-1 $93.80. Time — 1:19.4.

SEVENTH RACE

TB Clm, 5 1/2 F. 1, Prancer's Choice (N. Black), 7.00, 4.80, 3.00; 2, Magna Tice (B. Abernathy), 20.40, 4.80; 3, Okefenokee Slew (J. Rivera), 5.80. Q — 3-8 $130.80; TRI — 3-8-6 $1,426.60. Time — 1:07.2.

EIGHTH RACE

TB Clm, 5 1/2 F. 1, Our Last Hero (B. Abernathy), 11.40, 6.20, 2.80; 2, Galpin Joe (J. Rivera), 4.80, 2.20; 3, Royal Ray (T. Dangerfield), 2.20. Q — 1-5 $15.80; TRI — 1-5-6 $63.20. Time — 1:05.8.

NINTH RACE

S. Belle Hdcp, 5 1/2 F. 1, Truly Jest (L. Torres), 27.00, 10.40, 5.00; 2, Rosie Quatorze (B. Abernathy), 13.00, 5.60; 3, In Love With Loot (L. Farrell), 4.80. Q — 3-7 $89.40; TRI — 3-7-all $525.60. Time — 1:06.6.

TENTH RACE

TB Clm, 5 1/2 F. 1, Prideov Fappiano (D. Fowler-Wright), 4.40, 2.80, 3.20; 2, Evening New (L. Farrell), 7.20, 3.60; 3, Hollow Memories (T. Skaggs), 3.20. Q — 2-7 $25.80 TRI — 2-7-4 $61.40; DD — 3-2 $203.80. Time — 1:06.6.

Attendance — 1,543; Handle — $46,429.