06/14/2011 9:27PM

Penn National: Golddigger's Boy romps to fourth straight victory in Docent


Versatile 4-year-old Parx shipper Golddigger's Boy extended his winning streak to four races when he successfully stretched outfrom 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles to capture Tuesday night's $75,000 Docent Stakes for Pennsylvania-breds at Penn NationalRace Course.

Ridden by Stewart Elliott for trainer Ramon Preciado, Golddigger's Boy ($3.20) dueled up front with another Parx runner riddenregularly by Elliott, Sloane Ranger, through fractions of 48.47 seconds and 1:12.86. But in midstretch, Golddigger's Boy drew clearand reached the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front, while completing the distance in 1:44.69.

A homebred for William Hartwell and his wife Frances, Golddigger's Boy is now 6 for 10 lifetime. His previous stakes victory cametwo months ago in the seven-furlong Lyman Handicap.

Sloane Ranger, with Rosario Montanez picking up the mount when Elliott wisely elected to stick with Golddigger's Boy, easily heldsecond, 10 1/2 lengths in front of Royal Clash, the 2-1 second choice in a field of six.

In the co-featured $75,000 Lyphard for statebred fillies and mares, locally based Outlaw Dancer ($11) capitalized when the racewas moved from turf to the main track.

A 4-year-old filly who is now 5 for 8 on dirt but unraced on turf, Outlaw Dancer, ridden by David Cora for trainer T. Bernard\Houghton, ran down pacesetter Tap Softly, the 8-5 favorite, to win by a length. The winning time for 1 /16 miles was 1:45.79.

Owned by Sylmar Farm, Outlaw Dancer previously won last year's seven-furlong Caught in the Rain at Parx and finished secondgoing 1 1/16 miles on the Tapeta at Presque Isle Downs.

Tap Softly, making her first start off a $25,000 claim by trainer David Wells, finished 2 1/4 lengths ahead of 29-1 longshot Single Scoop.

The field was reduced to six horses when seven runners were scratched after the race was taken off the turf.