06/10/2005 11:00PM

Champ tops Lansing


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Demagoguery, the 2004 Michigan juvenile champion, will try to make it 2 for 2 at this meet when he faces eight other 3-year-old Michigan-bred colts and geldings in the $45,000 Lansing Stakes at Great Lakes Downs on Monday evening. The six-furlong race is the sixth on the card, which begins at 5 p.m. All starters will carry 122 pounds.

Demagoguery's opposition includes the well-traveled Mad Adam, who recently won the $200,000 Pin Oak Stud USA Stakes on the grass at Lone Star Park and finished second in Keeneland's Forerunner Stakes, also on grass. James Jackson trains Mad Adam, a homebred son of Service Stripe, for owner Ro Parra's Millennium Farms. Luis Martinez Sr. will ride Mad Adam from post 4.

Jackson has also entered Rodrigues, who comes off two claiming wins at Pimlico.

The winner of the Michigan Sire Stakes last October, Demagoguery returned to Great Lakes Downs on May 21, winning an allowance race by nearly 12 lengths. Leading jockey Terry Houghton returns to ride for trainer Gerald Bennett and owner Mary Mazur. Demagoguery will break from post 3.

Bennett also will run Ernie Cat, ridden by Felipe Santos.

Also in the Lansing, from the rail out, are Circus Marquee, Rafael Estrella the rider; Show Master, Aaron Shaw; Quiet Express, Ramon Luna; Honorable Class, Roberto Perez; and Speak of Kings, Freddie Mata.