Updated on 09/17/2011 11:26PM

Flying Glitter has enough left in Oaks

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Flying Glitter wins the Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks by 1 1/2 lengths at Hoosier Park on Friday night.

ANDERSON, Ind. - Flying Glitter wasn't presented an easy lead, but she made the most of her front-running speed to capture the Grade 3, $405,100 by 1 1/2 lengths at Hoosier Park on Friday night.

Jockey Robby Albarado positioned Flying Glitter out from the rail and allowed Miss Matched, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, to come up inside and force the pace in the 1 1/16-mile Oaks. Miss Matched took her best runs late on the backstretch and again on the far turn, when she briefly put a head in front.

But Flying Glitter was up to the challenge. She moved clear in upper stretch, then held safe Eyes on Eddy and Jon Court. She covered the distance in 1:44.10 over a fast track and returned $13.60 while winning her fourth consecutive race. Trained by Ronny Werner for Richard and Nancy Kaster, Flying Glitter won the Monmouth BC Oaks at the same distance in her last start, and now sports a career mark of 5-1-2 from 10 starts. The Oaks win doubled her earnings to $487,111.

Albarado kept a string of his own alive by winning the Oaks in odd-numbered years. Albarado won this race in 2001 with Scoop and in 2003 with Awesome Humor. "She's a tough filly," Albarado said of Flying Glitter after the race. "I've chased her before and this is the first time I've gotten to ride her."

* Ellen's Lucky Star kept her streak alive in the race preceding the Oaks when she captured the $40,000 Richmond Stakes for the third straight year. With Orlando Mojica aboard, Ellen's Lucky Star returned $5.40 while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.41.

* Lil Broad Tee, under Rodney Prescott, earned a nose victory in the City of Anderson Stakes for 2-year-old Indiana-bred fillies in the evening's other supporting stakes.