11/19/2009 1:00AM

Indian Ink on hot streak


Indian Ink will try to keep her winning ways intact when facing eight other Ohio-accredited fillies and mares in the $55,000 Bobbie Bricker Memorial Handicap at Beulah Park.

Trained by Mike Rone, Indian Ink has won 5 of 7 races this season, including 4 of her last 5 outings. On June 23, she bested an open allowance field going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf. In her next out, July 11, she crushed a short field of open allowance fillies and mares by 14 1/4 lengths after the race was rained off the turf and run on the main track at a mile and 70 yards.

Indian Ink only defeat in her last five races came Aug. 8 in the Vivacious Handicap, where she finished third, beaten two lengths, going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. That event was for registered Ohio-bred fillies and mares. Indian Ink then won another open allowance Sept. 6 by 9 1/2 lengths. That race was rained off the turf. All four of those races were at River Downs.

After a short freshening, Rone brought Indian Ink to Beulah Park on Oct. 31 for the Scarlet and Gray, where she upset a field of registered fillies and mares by four lengths. In that six-furlong event earned a lifetime-high Beyer Speed Figure of 87 and soundly defeated Ohio's champion older mare, Pay The Man. Perry Ouzts retains the mount.