09/30/2007 12:00AM

Mystery Classic wins fourth straight stakes

EmailMystery Classic reiterated his status as one of the top sprinters in this region on Saturday night, when he won his fourth straight stakes in the $45,000 J.R. Straus Memorial at Retama Park. He led throughout for a three length win over defending champ Nuttyboom, who was three lengths clear of third-place finisher War Bridle.

Mystery Classic ($3.60) was up by a length and a half through an opening quarter in 22.22 seconds in the six-furlong Straus, and remained in command of the race through a half-mile in 44.67. He went on to cover the distance in 1:08.84.

Bobby Walker Jr. rode Mystery Classic for trainer Bob Schultz.

Mystery Classic had won his three previous starts heading into the Straus, taking the $50,000 Brother Brown and $50,000 Taliaferro Memorial, both at Remington Park, and the $50,000 Lone Star Park Sprint at Lone Star. Overall, he has won 11 of 16 starts and $249,510 for owner-breeder John L. Pierce.