07/09/2002 11:00PM

Great Lakes track reoprt


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Born to Dance retained her dominance over her contemporaries here when she defeated six 3-year-old Michigan-bred fillies in the $45,000 Plymouth Stakes on Saturday evening.

Born to Dance, owned by Ro Parra and trained by James Jackson, was kept just off the pace by leading rider Terry Houghton before being asked for her run. The 2001 Michigan horse of the year, Born to Dance easily took over from the pacesetter, Bad Thing, and widened through the stretch.

Bad Thing finished second and Baklava finished third.

The connections of Bad Thing were luckier last Friday evening when Accountable Guy won the $45,000 Spartan Stakes for 3-year-old statebred males at seven furlongs. Ronnie Allen trains Accountable Guy for breeders Felicia and Jerry Campbell.

* Six sons of popular Michigan sire Matchlite went to the starting gate in a maiden special weight race Monday evening. But it was Cruisin Quietly, a son of Quiet Enjoyment and the only non-Matchlite offspring in the field, who took command from the start and held on to win the race by a neck.