10/07/2016 9:23PM

Hoosier Park: Seventimesavirgin now five times an Indiana Sires Stakes final winner


Three-year-old pacing filly Seventimesavirgin completed a sweep of all five of her Indiana Sires Stakes eliminations and finals this year with a 1:51 victory on Friday night at Hoosier Park.  There was also a $75,000 final for rookie trotting fillies on the card, and that event was won by Satin Dancer.

Seventimesavirgin (John De Long) pulled first-over out of third past the 54 1/5 half-mile marker and got to within half a length of leader Can't Touch This (Todd Warren) at the 1:23 three-quarters in the $75,000 final.  Seventimesavirgin and Can't Touch This battled the length of the Hoosier Park stretch, but Seventimesavirgin would not be denied, getting up to win by half a length.  Au D Lox Bluegrass (Trace Tetrick) finished third.

Seventimesavirgin, an Always A Virgin filly, is owned by breeder Jesse De Long.  This was her 16th victory from 24 career starts (11 wins in 12 attempts this season, and she has now earned $326,140.  Sent off at 1-5, she paid $2.60 to win.

In the final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, Satin Dancer (Ronnie Wrenn Jr.) put the 27 2/5 opening quarter on the board, but then was overtaken by 24-1 shot Ajessia (Doug Rideout) before the 59 second half.  Ajessia went on to reach three-quarters in 1:29 2/5 and led through lane until the final step as Satin Dancer forged her way by on the outside for the nose win in 1:58 1/5.  Race favorite Foxy Swan (Tetrick) came in third.

A daughter of Big Stick Lindy, Satin Dancer is trained by Byron Hooley for owner Summit Pacing Acres LLC.  Satin Dancer, who beat open company in a Standardbred division at the Delaware County Fair last month, has won in half of her 14 tries, and she has banked $127,933.  The 2-1 second choice, Satin Dancer returned $6.20 to win.