05/25/2009 11:00PM

Kendrick rides favorites to two stakes victories


Philadelphia Park-based jockey Kendrick Carmouche, riding for high-profile trainers Christophe Clement and Todd Pletcher, swept both $75,000 stakes on Monday night's holiday program at Mountaineer Racetrack.

Saving ground the entire way, Carmouche guided the Clement-trained filly Lindelaan ($4.80) from fourth place to a half-length victory over defending champion Beautiful Venue in the Decoration Day Handicap for fillies and mares.

Beautiful Venue held off Si Si Mon Amie by a head for second in a mile race timed in 1:34.48 on firm turf.

Lindelaan, who made the first nine starts of her career in England, is now 2 for 2 since coming to the United States.

Lindelaan covered the mile .21 of a second faster than the Pletcher-trained 5-year-old gelding Blues Street ($3.80) needed in his 2 1/2-length score in the Memorial Day Handicap.

Carmouche and Blues Street were seventh of nine early, moved up and passed tiring pacesetter Bernie Blue with a furlong remaining, and drew clear.

Ghost Hour finished second, a length in front of Cryptolight.

It was the second win in a row and first career stakes victory for Blues Street.