09/15/2007 11:00PM

Miss Macy Sue blazes to Masters win

EmailERIE, Pa. - Miss Macy Sue is now the track record holder for six furlongs at Presque Isle Downs after winning the $400,000 Masters on Saturday. The running time of 1.08.21 was .05 quicker than Ravalo's record last Sunday, a day when times were extremely fast after a few inches of rain fell on the Tapeta surface. That time was two seconds faster than any other over the surface.

Miss Macy Sue, under Eddie Razo Jr., dueled from the outside with Shaggy Mane before drawing clear on the turn. She was in front by 2 1/2 lengths at the eighth pole, and then held off the late charge of Wild Gams to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Trained by Kelly Von Hemel, Miss Macy Sue has now won five of six starts this year, at five different tracks.

It was Razo's fourth win in four tries on Miss Macy Sue.

"This filly, she was really good at Arlington," Razo said. "Turning for home I thought she'd get tired on me, but she didn't. She is very strong."

Wild Gams, under Miguel Mena was a closing second. The Masters was her first race since May.

"With this race under her, she will be fit enough for wherever she runs next," said jockey Miguel Mena.

Smart and Fancy was in tight on the backstretch but when she got clear in the stretch she didn't make up any ground and finished third. Miss Macy Sue returned $10.60.

Indian Chant best in Boyes

Favored Indian Chant ($7) didn't disappoint his backers, winning the $175,000 Karl Boyes Memorial at 5 1/2 furlongs. Breaking from the middle of the pack under jockey Corie Lanerie, Indian Chant sat just to the outside of pacesetting Dixie Moon through quick early fractions before taking over at the quarter pole and drawing off by four lengths in midstretch. Indian Chant then held off the late charge of Santana Strings to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Those two finished one-two in an allowance race locally opening day.

"Today, I was just a passenger," Lanerie said. "There was a lot of speed in the race, and I held him away from it for a little bit."

Trainer Tom Amoss said he isn't sure where Indian Chant will run next. " I don't know what we will do, he is not Breeders Cup eligible," he said.

Indian Chant was timed in 1:02.51. Connections finished third.

President George roll in Mile

In the $175,00 Presque Isle Mile, President George cruised to 2 3/4-length victory after sitting just off of pacesetting Master of Disaster through slow early fractions. President George, under jockey Cornelio Velasquez, rallied on the turn and dueled for the lead before drawing off.

Trainer Graham Motion had been training President George over the Tapeta surface at Fair Hill training center. Bestowed, under Ramon Dominguez was second and Real Dandy just got up for third, nosing out Master of Disaster. President George returned $13.40 and ran the mile in 1.38.14. Favored Super Frolic was pulled up nearing the half-mile pole and was vanned off after suffering suspensory damage to his right ankle.