Updated on 09/15/2011 2:10PM

Battle of the losing streaks


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - After a summer of setbacks, Latour looks to get back in gear Saturday night at The Meadowlands in the $75,000 Summit Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, one of two stakes races on the card.

A daughter of French Deputy, Latour won three straight races last winter, including the Grade 2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park, and then things began to go wrong. She has been winless since, with losses as the favorite in the Ashland at Keeneland and the Serena's Song at Monmouth Park.

The loss of early speed has contributed to her losing streak. She drew the outside post in a field of eight Saturday night for this

1-mile-and-70-yard race, with lots of potential front-runners to her inside.

Like Latour, Unrestrained is looking to end a losing streak in graded stakes company. Most recently, Unrestrained, trained by Mark Hennig, was well up the track behind Flute in the Alabama at Saratoga. She will team with Eibar Coa for the first time in search of her first stakes victory. Dance the Slew and Mettle both will travel from Delaware Park with two-race win streaks on the line. Mike McCarthy will ride Dance the Slew for trainer Mike Gorham. Tony Black takes the mount on Mettle after trainer Michael Dickinson supplemented her to the race.

Just Le Facts will try to stay unbeaten in the co-featured $75,000 Storm Cat Stakes for 2-year-olds. He is 2 for 2 and convincingly drew off to win an allowance race over the track Sept. 20. He will be tested by two winners of split maiden special weight races on the meet's opening weekend in Robins Beauty and Formal Prince.

Mystic Storm was supplemented to the two-turn race trying to make amends for a loss on the grass in the Continental Mile at Monmouth. She won her last dirt race by eight lengths for George Steinbrenner's Kinsman Stable and trainer John Tammaro III.

The Storm Cat will be race six while the Summit will be race eight on the 11-race program. There will also be two stakes-caliber allowance races worth $50,000 each.