06/10/2009 11:00PM

Perfect Start looks to build on debut


Perfect Start heads a cast of seven in the $50,000 Lansing Stakes at Pinnacle Race Course. The Lansing, the first stakes of the Pinnacle season, is a six-furlong test for 3-year-old Michigan-bred colts and geldings, all of whom will carry 122 pounds.

Perfect Start, owned and bred by Charlie Williams and trained by Sandy Adkins, earned a 71 Beyer Speed Figure in his June 6 debut when he drew off to win by 5 1/2 lengths under Terry Houghton. Houghton will be aboard the Jump Start colt from post 2 in the Lansing.

Adkins and Williams also entered Elusive Furrari, who was stakes placed here last season. Ricardo Barrios will ride Elusive Furrari, who will not be coupled with Perfect Start.

Trainer James Jackson has entered Scrimpy for Millennium Farms. Scrimpy, a maiden winner Dec. 31 at Turfway Park, has been keeping company at bigger tracks, recently running sixth in a $32,500 claimer at Arlington Park and earning an 81 Beyer Speed Figure. M.B. Chen will ride.

Leading trainer Robert Gorham has entered a pair of recent winners for Henry Mast, who leads the owner standings. Juggle won an allowance race June 5 with Houghton aboard. Jeffrey Skerrett will ride Saturday. Freddie Mata will again ride S S Victory, who was a handy 7 1/2-length maiden winner on June 6.