02/17/2007 1:00AM

Plaid tracks, passes, wins


Plaid pulled clear in the stretch to win the $50,000 Pippin Stakes by 2o1/2 lengths over Kettleoneup. It was another two lengths back in third to Angel Flying.

Plaid ($5) went into the first turn five wide as Firey Pursuit and Angel Flying moved to the early lead. Plaid tracked those two in fourth down the backside, with Fiery Pursuit setting fractions of 23.40 seconds for the opening quarter and 47.20 for the half-mile. Plaid moved closer to the leaders on the final turn, overtook them at the top of the stretch, and went on to cover the 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.40 over a fast track

Luis Quinonez rode the winner for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Plaid got her 12th from 36 starts. She has earned $427,067. She races for J. Kirk and Judy Robison.