10/21/2010 3:45PM

A Little Order one to beat in Indiana Stallion Stakes


A Little Order will try to make it two in a row when she heads a field of 12 Indiana-bred and -sired 2-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Indiana Stallion Stakes at Hoosier Park on Saturday.

Trained by Joe Cain, A Little Order won her maiden in her last out Sept. 10. That race was at six furlongs, the same distance as the Stallion Stakes. A Little Order contested the early pace, went clear in upper stretch, and then drew off to a 5 3/4-length victory. She earned a Beyer Speed figure of 41, at least 10 points higher than her nearest competitor on Saturday.

In her first start, A Little Order finished third to the undefeated Perfectly Candid in a statebred maiden. Perfectly Candid is not eligible for the Indiana Stallion as she is not Indiana-sired, so the Indiana Stallion should be a much easier spot for A Little Order. Fernando De La Cruz retains the mount.

Cindy Sweet Cindy will also attempt to make it two in a row off her maiden win Oct. 9. In that six-furlong statebred race she led every step of the way to win by 3 1/4 lengths. Trained by David Paulus, Cindy Sweet Cindy will be ridden by Azael De Leon.

Saint Pattie Baby is one of only two starters in the race to have stakes experience. After Saint Pattie Baby won her maiden Sept. 10, trainer Randy Haffner ran her in the Miss Indiana on Oct. 2. She finished last and appeared to not like the sloppy going that day. Rodney Prescott retains the mount.

The final three events on Saturday’s card are Indiana-bred Quarter Horse stakes offering total purses of $275,000.