Lee Christian's Fanniebellefleming, cut back to sprinting off a disappointing effort at a mile last out, edged clear of favorite Kapalua Starlight in midstretch and pulled away to a 2¼-length victory in Saturday's $50,000 Donna Freyer Stakes at Laurel Park. The Donna Freyer for 2-year-old fillies was one of two 6-furlong stakes for horses that spent at least 90 days in South Carolina between Jan. 1 and June 30 on the nine-race program, along with the $50,000 Christopher Elser for 2-year-olds. Known as the South Carolina Residency Races, the Freyer and Elser were created in 2005 and had been previously run at Parx Racing. Christian is a former president of the South Carolina Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association. Bred in Maryland by Mrs. J.W.Y. Martin Jr., Fanniebellefleming ($23.20) completed the distance in 1:12.28 over a fast main track for trainer Hamilton Smith. The 2-year-old daughter of Freedom Child was raised at the Elloree Training Center in Elloree, S.C., that has been owned and operated since 1973 by Smith's brother, Frank "Goree" Smith. ... Marathon Farms homebred Whirlin Curlin, racing over a fast main track for the first time following off-the-board finishes in the slop and on turf, rolled to the lead on the far turn and never looked back to upset the $50,000 Christopher Elser Memorial by 2½ lengths. Whirlin Curlin ($49.80) ran six furlongs in 1:11.73, giving fall meet-leading jockey Jevian Toledo his third win of the afternoon and trainer Gary Capuano his second straight Elser victory following O Dionysus in 2016.