Everything pointed toward Include Me Out joining the likes of Zenyatta, Blind Luck and Azeri as a winner of the Grade I $250,000 Vanity Handicap.
Sent off as the 3-5 favorite on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park, Include Me Out easily took the lead entering the stretch in the 1 1/8-mile race and seemed to be cruising to victory in mid-stretch.
And that might have been the big problem. She offered little resistance when 18-1 longshot Love Theway Youare and jockey Garrett Gomez came charging and pulled away for a 2 1/2-length victory.
Ron Ellis, trainer for second-place Include Me Out, was not pleased with jockey Joe Talamo.
"She moved too early," Ellis said. "He got a little too confident. She pulls herself up too."
Include Me Out was bidding for her fourth consecutive graded stakes victory. Scratches of her expected two main competitors, Zazu (injury) and Ellafitz (illness), made Include Me Out the heavy favorite.