10/23/2011 6:33PM

Hoosier Park: Northern Candyride takes To Much Coffee, one of four closing day stakes


Northern Candyride was kept just off the early pace by jockey Rodney Prescott to upper stretch and then rallied to win the $88,700 To Much Coffee, one of four stakes on closing day of the Hoosier Park meet Sunday.

Trained by Richard Kohnhorst, Northern Candyride bested a full field of older Indiana-breds going a mile and a sixteenth. Brickyard was second under Leandro Goncalves and Heza Wild Guy was third. The margin of victory in the To Much Coffee was a length and a quarter and Northern Candyride returned $11.60 while running the mile and a sixteenth in 1.45.00.

* My Bellamy came charging back in the stretch after being overtaken by two other fillies and mares in the $88,750 Frances Slocum for older Indiana-bred fillies and mares. Ridden by Alberto Pusac and trained by Bob Gorham, My Bellamy led early while along the rail. In the stretch it looked as though the 3-year-old was tiring, but she came again late to win by three-quarters of a length. Dreamin Big settled for second and Wind Energy was third. The running time for the mile and a sixteenth was 1.45.80 and My Bellamy, part of an entry, returned $8.60 to win.

* Mack the Slew came from fifth early to win the $88,300 Crown Ambassador going six furlongs for 2-year-old Indiana-sired colts and geldings. Trained by Tom Proctor, it was the third win in four lifetime starts for Mack the Slew. The final margin of victory was a length. Article was second, 3 1/2 lengths in front of Consumed in third. The running time for the 6 1/2 furlongs was 1.11.20 and Mack the Slew returned $3 to win.

* The Barbra McBride-trained entry of Slacker and Indy Pie ran first and second, respectively, in the $88,950 Indiana Stallion for 2-year-old Indiana-sired fillies. Slacker, under Tommy Pompell, led from start to finish and won by a length and a quarter. Indy Pie chased the winner and was three-quarters of a length in front of 2-5 favorite Ain’t She a Saint in third. The running time for the six furlong event was 1.12.00 and the entry returned $17.80 to win.