09/11/2009 11:00PM

All I Can Get wires Frontier Handicap


NEW BOSTON, Mich. - All I Can Get led all the way for a 2 1/2-length score in the Frontier Handicap at Pinnacle Race Course on Saturday. The Frontier was the finale of four $50,000 stakes races, all for Michigan-breds and a prelude to the Michigan Sire Stakes which will be run Oct. 3.

All I Can Get was looking for his first win of 2009 after a recent pair of seconds, including the Michigan Breeders' Cup Handicap. He took command from the outset under jockey Freddie Mata and coasted home. Fiery Lake never could get to him, and favored Meadow Vespers, who found room late, came running in the stretch to finish third.

The 5-year-old Slew City Slew gelding, a champion at 2 at Great Lakes Downs, is trained by Gerald Bennett, who recently notched his 3,000th career win. Michael McQuade is the owner and breeder of All I Can Get. Getting the 1 1/8 miles in 1:53.83, he just missed the track record of 1:53.42, set in last year's Frontier, when he was third by a neck.

* Moon Charmer upset 2007 Pinnacle horse of the year Valley Loot when she rallied to win the Farer Belle Lee Handicap by a head. Twilighted Thistle gave way to finish third in the octet of fillies and mares. A 3-year-old by Indian Charlie, Moon Charmer was ridden by Godofredo Laurente and paid $15.60 when she finished the 1 1/16 miles in 1:47.97. One of three in the field owned by Henry Mast, she was bred by Mast, trainer Robert Gorham, and Ron Bieke.

* Prince of Paulie lived up to his favorite's status when he took the lead in the stretch to post a one-length win over Power of Titus in the Patrick Wood Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Hour by Hour was third in the field of 10.Trained by Richard Rettele and ridden by Jose Delgado, it was Prince of Paulie's second win from three starts. He paid $6.40 and raced the six furlongs in 1:13.26. John Mack owns the Meadow Prayer gelding, who was bred by James and Marcia Arnold and Deborah Miley.

* Hustle Now was 1 1/2 lengths to the good of stubborn favorite Top Touch in the Sickle's Image Stakes for juvenile fillies. Creative Lite was third in the field of eight. Angel Stanley was aboard the Sheffield Farm Inc. homebred Creative filly for trainer Larry Uelmen. She pressed the pace before getting the advantage at the eighth pole. She now has 2 wins and a second in 3 starts after completing the six furlongs in 1:14.13. She paid $6 as the second choice.