10/18/2001 11:00PM

Red's Honor should handle his elders


ANDERSON, Ind. - Three-year-old Red's Honor takes on older horses in a field of 12 Indiana-bred colts and geldings in Sunday's $40,000-added Brickyard Stakes at six furlongs.

Trained by Dale Romans for the McKee Stables, Red's Honor won the Ft. Wayne Stakes by six lengths here Oct. 6 against his own age group. A son of Glitterman, Red's Honor has beaten older horses before. He defeated older allowance horses at Churchill Downs in May for his third consecutive win.

At Belmont Park in early June, Red's Honor finished fifth in the Grade 2 Riva Ridge, beaten five lengths by Put It Back. Also in that field were stakes winners Flame Thrower and Touch Tone.

The speedy Red's Honor will be ridden by Justin Vitek.

Fight for Ally, trained by Elliott Walden, has been idle since February, when he finished third in a pair of allowance races at Aqueduct. He has been training at Arlington Park.

Fight for Ally will be ridden by Hoosier's leading rider, Terry Thompson.