07/23/2008 11:00PM

Ex-stablemates square off


Last year's Michigan champion 3-year-old filly Valley Loot and former stablemate Charedi's Peak will share high weight of 122 pounds when they face four other Michigan-bred fillies and mares in the $50,000 Larkspur Handicap at Pinnacle Race Course.

The Larkspur, at six furlongs, is the eighth race on a nine-race card, which gets under way at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

Valley Loot, third last out in an allowance race at Presque Isle Downs, won an allowance at Tampa Bay Downs in March, her only other start in 2008. Last year, Valley Loot won five races, including four stakes, at the now-shuttered Great Lakes Downs. Her only loss came when she stumbled and lost her rider at the break of the Ann Arbor Stakes.

Ronnie Allen trains Valley Loot for his daughter Kimberly Allen. Regular rider Mike Allen, son of the trainer, will break Valley Loot from post 1.

Charedi's Peak, who won the Larkspur last year when it was run at Great Lakes, won her last start, a five-furlong allowance on the grass at Mountaineer Racetrack for new owner/trainer Joan Scott.

In April, Charedi's Peak was claimed from trainer Allen and the Campbell Stable when she ran second at Tampa for $32,000. Jerry and Felicia Campbell are the owners of Pinnacle Race Course. Augusto Marin will ride Charedi's Peak, who drew the outside post.

Dublin Dutchess, the 2006 juvenile filly champion at Great Lakes, gets the services of leading rider Terry Houghton. She has one start this year, an allowance win at Presque Isle.