08/22/2007 12:00AM

Great Lakes Downs: All I Can Get hot as can be


All I Can Get burst to a 12-length win in the $50,000 Dowling Stakes for Michigan-bred 3-year-olds at Great Lakes Downs on Tuesday. The Dowling was the fourth stakes win for All I Can Get, a Slew City Slew gelding, and fifth win in six tries at this western Michigan oval. Gerald Bennett trains All I Can Get, a Michael McQuade homebred.

With leading rider Freddie Mata aboard, All I Can Get was off a little awkwardly and was not rushed. When he was approaching the final turn in the three-turn mile, he rallied strongly outside of the leaders. He stopped the timer in 1:42.26 over a track labeled muddy. He paid $5.20. Lite Legacy set the early pace and finished second, nearly two lengths in front of Scarlet Fact, another Bennett charge.

All I Can Get has won 2 of 3 at the meet, also winning the $50,000 Spartan stakes last month. In the $50,000 Lansing Stakes earlier in the meet he wound up sixth, beaten two lengths, when he was squeezed back in midstretch. His bankroll stands at just over $178,000, with most of that earned at Great Lakes.

* Candy Cane captured Saturday's $50,000 Ann Arbor Stakes for 3-year-old Michigan-bred fillies by three-quarters of a length. An Indian Charlie filly owned by Tom Vanderhyde and trained by John Rupert, Candy Cane led from the start and was headed at the quarter pole by Desert Symphony. She came back late under jockey Octavio Bernal and paid $17.

Candy Cane raced the mile of the Ann Arbor in 1:46.86. Lets Get Creative checked in third, 5o1/2 lengths behind Desert Symphony. Favored Valley Loot, looking for her fifth straight win, stumbled out of the gate and unseated rider Mike Allen.

* Jockey Oscar Delgado, who came to Great Lakes Downs with one Thoroughbred win, had back-to-back winners on Monday's card. A 19-year-old native of Mexico, he followed his brother, jockey Jose Delgado, to the United States. Delgado started riding Quarter Horses in Indianapolis, where he had 23 wins from 154 mounts before making the switch to Thoroughbreds. Because of a paperwork error, he rides without benefit of the apprentice allowance.

Delgado won on Sister Alice ($22.20) in the sixth race and Diamond Fleet ($7) in the seventh race.