05/29/2007 11:00PM

Mountaineer: Trout River Red wins Ohio Valey


All three of Trout River Red's victories the past two seasons had come against Illinois-breds. Tuesday night at Mountaineer Race Track, she proved she can beat open stakes company.

Emerging with a slight lead at the quarter pole following a four-way battle up front, Trout River Red ($7) edged clear to post a two-length victory in the $75,000 Ohio Valley Handicap for fillies and mares.

A 4-year-old ridden by Danush Sukie for trainer Kelly Ackerman, Trout River Red covered six furlongs over a fast track in 1:11.37.

Dixie Jubilee, previously unbeaten in four starts, finished second as the 2-1 favorite, a half-length in front of A Little Wild.

Based primarily at Fairmount Park, Trout River Red has now won 6 of 13 lifetime and $214,565.