May 19, 2017 21:16 GMT by

Long-shot Actress wins Black-Eyed Susan to break maiden

BALTIMORE (AP) Long-shot Actress won the Black-Eyed Susan, breaking her maiden Friday in the prestigious Grade II race for 3-year-old fillies.

Sloshing over a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, Actress held off Lights of Medina by a head.

It was her third career race, following a pair of second-place finishes. Ridden by Nik Juarez, the filly paid $27.60, $10.60 and $7.80.

Lights of Medina, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Feargal Lynch, beat third-place finisher Corporate Queen by two lengths.

A fierce rainstorm began less than an hour before the race, and thunderclaps rang in the distance as the horses prepared to get into the starting gate.

Though the rain let up before the start, the horses sloshed through huge puddles over 1 1/8 miles.

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