08/23/2009 11:00PM

Odds-on Lumpsinmyoatmeal wins MTA Laddie


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Lumpsinmyoatmeal didn't disappoint as the odds-on choice when capturing the $35,000 Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Stallion Auction Laddie Stakes at Canterbury Park on Sunday.

The 6 1/2-furlong contest was restricted to runners sired by stallions whose services were sold at the MTA Stallion Auction in December 2004. Seven 3 year olds contested the Laddie Stakes but the bulk of the parimutuel attention was focused on Lumpsinmyoatmeal, who was sent postward at 3-5. Drawn outside his rivals, Lumpsinmyoatmeal joined the leaders racing four wide on the backstretch but saw his rivals quickly drop away, leaving only Our Reuben to dispute the issue as the pair raced into the stretch. Under firm handling from Dean Butler, Lumpsinmyoatmeal drew clear to prevail by 4 1/4 lengths, stopping the timer in 1:17.04. Our Reuben finished second, 5 1/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Friendly Force.

Lumpsinmyoatmeal is campaigned by Dan Kjorsvic, Caliber Racing, and Web's Gems and is the first stakes winner trained by Coty Rosin. Lumpsinmyoatmeal was sired by Late Edition, a son of Cryptoclearance who stands at Osborne Farm in Cambridge, Minnesota.

Launch Light Girl takes MTA Lassie

The $35,000 MTA Stallion Auction Lassie Stakes was annexed by some Nebraska connections by way of Prairie Meadows when Launch Light Girl bested five 3-year old filly rivals in the 6 1/2-furlong contest.

Foaled in Iowa, Launch Light Girl was eligible for the Lassie Stakes as her sire Bright Launch had his service auctioned at the MTA Stallion Auction in 2004. Favored at 3-5 odds, Launch Light Girl stalked just outside rivals for a half-mile before taking the lead and holding sway under steady prompting from rider Perry Compton to prevail by 2 1/4 lengths in a 1:18.37 clocking. Tez Savitri rallied for second, 2 1/2 lengths clear of third-place Wasson Island.

Launch Light Girl is campaigned by her breeder, William Hobbs, and is trained by Kelly Von Hemel.