06/18/2012 2:25PM

Indiana Downs: Lonesome Street going for repeat

Keeneland/Coady Photography
Lonesome Street wins the Grade 2 Commonwealth at Keeneland.

Lonesome Street will try to repeat his performance of last year, when he won the 2011 running of the $100,000 J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday evening at Indiana Downs.

Trained by Mike Maker, Lonesome Street circled the field last year to win by a length in the one-mile turf event. Most recently, Lonesome Street, a 5-year-old whole son of Broken Vow, finished second, beaten only a neck, at Arlington on May 19 in the Grade 3 Hanshin going a mile on the main track. Before that he won the Grade 2 Commonwealth at Keeneland, also on the main track. In both events he earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 97, a lifetime best. Leandro Goncalves will ride.

A Diehl looks to get the early lead in the J. Kenneth Self and may never look back in the small field of seven older horses. Part of a two-horse entry with Final Count, A Diehl is 1 for 1 over the Indiana Downs turf course, having won an allowance event locally May 7. Marcelino Pedroza will ride.

Others in the field include Night Party, Cherokee Lord, Union Bowmna, and I’m So Lucky.

Two other one-mile turf stake events will be contested for Indiana bred 3-year-old horses on the eleven race card.

Senor Rain ships in from out west to face a full field of 12, including two entries, in the $84,000 The Snack. Senor Rain finished second in the Harry Henson at Betfair Hollywood Park two races ago on April 26. Most recently he finished second in an optional allowance event going six furlongs on the turf. He was gaining late in the event and the added distance of the one-mile The Snack should be to his liking. Leandro Goncalves will ride for trainer Peter Miller.

Ain’t She a Saint comes into the $84,000 Ellen’s Lucky Star off a second in the Shelby County for trainer Jeff Greenhill, and her Tomilinson rating (300) says that she should improve on the turf. Ain’t She a Saint sports a win and two seconds in her most recent outings. Corie Lanerie will ride for the first time.