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Twelve-Race Win Streak Snapped

Published: August 31, 2011 12:49 pm ET

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Pacific Sun Rae and Trace Tetrick put an end to Radar Contact’s winning streak Tuesday, August 30 in the fourth and final round of Indiana Sires Stakes preliminary action.

The Panspacificflight filly halted her counterpart’s streak at 13 with a 1:53.2 upset in the $45,600 first division for sophomore pacers at Indiana Downs. Tetrick would go on to sweep both divisions, as he guided Classie Thinker to a 1:54.3 upset victory in the second division.

Starting from Post 2, Dan Shetler sent the heavily-favoured Radar Contact to the lead early. The duo took the field to the half in :56.1. Pacific Sun Rae, eighth in the bulky field of 11 at the opening quarter, joined the outer flow third over and followed cover up the backstretch.

Radar Contact continued to lead the field through three quarters (1:24.2), but Tetrick and his filly launched their attack as they came out of the final turn. They paced the fastest final quarter of the group, as they closed in :28.3 to win by a length at the wire. Hootanscoot and Peter Wrenn finished third, followed by Radar Contact.

Bred by Duane Miller, Pacific Sun Rae is owned by trainer Alvin Miller, his son Zachary, and Ted Comerford. The mark-lowering victory was the filly's fourth of the season. Sent off at 13-1, Pacific Sun Rae returned $28.20 for the win.

Classie Thinker and Tetrick worked a pocket trip to perfection Tuesday night in the $40,000 second split to earn the filly her fifth win in what was her 10th start of the season. After sitting behind favorite Ashleysnflight through fractions of :27.4, :57.2 and 1:26.3, the Western Thinker sophomore grabbed the lead in the homestretch and narrowly held off a game Will Panout and Josh Sutton at the line. Ashleysnflight finished third.

Justin Lloyd trains the three-year-old, which is owned by James Mason. Stanley Miller bred the filly, a first-time winner in Indiana Sires Stakes action this season.

Surclasser picked up a wire-to-wire victory in Indiana Downs’ top trotting class, the $22,000 invitational trot, in a time of 1:54.4. The Jailhouse Jesse four-year-old edged the favoured Dont Know Chip by a length and three quarters. Ricky Macomber steered the winner for Burke Racing Stable and Weaver Bruscemi.

(Indiana Downs)


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