09/14/2007 11:00PM

Hot Chili seeks second stakes win

EmailMUSKEGON, Mich. - Hot Chili heads a full cast of 10 Michigan-bred colts and geldings in Tuesday's $50,000 Patrick Wood Stakes at Great Lakes Downs. The Patrick Wood is the second stakes test for juvenile males at the meet and goes as the fifth of nine races.

Hot Chili won the Aug. 28 Little Ones Stakes, also at six furlongs, when he rallied along the rail under regular jockey Jareth Loveberry to win by 4 1/2 lengths over Native Britches. Hot Chili is owned by the Sharon Valley Thoroughbred Farm and trained by Laura Jackson, who also entered her own Berry's Pride, who was third in the Little Ones.

Berry's Pride launched a bid at the quarter pole but then faltered as the favorite in the Little Ones. The Little Ones was Berry's Pride's fourth career start. He finished fifth and fourth in maiden races at Keeneland this spring and then won his maiden here on July 11. Mike Allen gets the call on Berry's Pride.

Native Britches is one of three runners in the field from the Richard Rettele barn. Oscar Delgado, who rode Native Britches to his second-place finish in the Little Ones, will retain the mount. Rettele also entered the winner Hoagy's Rocket and the maiden Curpico.

Others entered are Equally Good, Kingsford Fire, Black Tie Derby, M Twenty Five, and Squirt Gun.