10/06/2012 7:42AM

Hoosier Park: Pace pressure can't stop Higher Logic in Indiana Stallion Stakes

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Higher Logic overcame an early duel to win the $88,000 Indiana Stallion Stakes at Hoosier Park on Friday evening.

Jockey Irwin Rosendo hustled Higher Logic away from the gate and she set a pressured pace to upper stretch. Rosendo asked the 2-year-old Indiana-sired filly trained by Antonio Duran for her best and she responded, drawing off to a 5 1/2-length win over a track labeled as muddy.

Favorite Miss Chatty Cat overcame trouble at the start to finish second, some nine lengths in front of Hot Wind in third. Higher Logic returned $6.00 to win and ran the six furlongs in 1.11.68 over a muddy track.
 
* Dread the Pirate prompted the early pace under Marlon St. Julien and then drew off in the stretch to win the $89,000 Crown Ambassador for 2-year-old Indiana-sired horses. Clyde Park was second, a half-length in front of favored Seal Beach in third.

Trained by David Paulus, Dread The Pirate won by 3 3/4 lengths and returned $14.80 to win. The running time was 1.12.87 for the six furlongs over a muddy track.