11/18/2001 1:00AM

Hallowed Dreams wins her comeback


Hallowed Dreams withstood a jockey objection and stewards inquiry to win her comeback from a two month layoff Saturday night in an allowance feature at Delta Downs in Vinton, La.

It was a length back in second to Dr. Lewis, whose rider, Steve Bourque, alleged interference at the top of the stretch. The claim was disallowed.

Hallowed Dreams($2.40), who was the 1-5 favorite against male rivals, broke well from the widest post, and led the field through an opening half-mile in 45.91 seconds. She then held off a mild stretch bid by Dr. Lewis to win the five furlong race in 59 seconds. It was another 7.50 lengths back in third to Bold Cause.

With the win, Hallowed Dreams improved her career record to 24 wins in 26 starts for earnings of $678,144. Regular rider Sylvester Carmouche was aboard the filly for her owners, Johnny Gaspard and trainer Lloyd Romero.

Hallowed Dreams suffered just the second defeat of her illustrious career Aug. 26 when she ran third to Midge Too in the $50,000 Monique Rene Handicap at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La. After that race she displayed symptoms of heat stroke, and was given some time off. Her next start could come in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint at Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Dec. 8.