10/14/2001 11:00PM

Hoosier Park: Marciann comes on late


ANDERSON, Ind. - Splashing their way to victory, Marciann and rider Terry Thompson notched a repeat victory in the $42,950 Merrillville Stakes at Hoosier Park.

With the help of a blistering early pace over the sloppy surface, Marciann ran down the leaders through midstretch and moved off to a 5 3/4-length win over six furlongs.

Early leader Heresyour Chicky held on for second, a half-length in front of Celona's Girl and Sal Gonzalez Jr. in third. Marciann returned $3.20 as the 3-5 favorite in the field of eight Indiana-bred fillies and mares.