08/01/2009 12:00AM

Bennett's win streak ends at eight


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Trainer Gerald Bennet's consecutvie win streak at Thistledown came to an end with eight winners, one short of the record nine won by Jamie Ness just two months ago, when his charge Berkley Square finished fifth in Friday's sevenh race at Thistledown.

Berkley Square broke a step slowly in the five-furlong claiming event but recovered nicely under Ernesto Oro, who handled the riding chores for Bennett's previous eight winners, to settle just three lengths off the early lead. He then turned in an even effort, finishing fifth beaten four lengths.

Bennett's win streak began on July 20.