06/10/2009 11:00PM

Milwaukee Miracle brings streak


Milwaukee Miracle won Fair Grounds stakes in his last two starts and should be a strong favorite in the $50,000 Acclaim Stakes at Evangeline Downs. He will square off against seven other Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds in the seven-furlong Acclaim.

A two-time winner last year as a 2-year-old, Milwaukee Miracle has raced exclusively in stakes this season. He won his turf debut in the Gentilly Stakes at Fair Grounds in late February with an impressive last-to-first rally. He won in similar fashion when moved back to the main track for the Crescent City Derby against statebreds on March 28. He has been idle since but has been training steadily for his local debut.

Milwaukee Miracle, a son of Milwaukee Brew, is trained by Bob Young and will be ridden by Diego Saenz.

Break Up was second to Milwaukee Miracle in the Crescent City and sixth to that rival in the Gentilly. Trained by Brett Brinkman, Break Up has finished first or second in six of his nine starts. He will have the services of Gerard Melancon.

The controlling speed appears to be Down the Road, although the Alvin Sider trainee had the misfortune of drawing the outside post. A son of Indian Charlie, he comes off a nose victory in optional claiming company here May 15. He has won 3 of his 6 starts and will once again be ridden by Kerwin Clark.