06/06/2007 11:00PM

Rivals meet in Regret


Valley Loot and Dublin Dutchess will renew their rivalry in the $50,000 Regret Stakes at Great Lakes Downs. The Regret, the first race on the 2007 stakes schedule, is at six furlongs and will be the sixth race on the eight-race card, which gets under way at 7 p.m. Seven 3-year-old fillies were entered.

Valley Loot and Dublin Dutchess each has won 3 of 6 starts, all at Great Lake Downs. They have met four times, all in stakes, and each has won two races. Dublin Dutchess won the Michigan Sire Stakes, however, and thus boasts the larger bankroll of $151,783, compared to $115,267 for Valley Loot.

Valley Loot, owned by Kimberly Allen and trained by her father, Ronnie Allen, won an allowance race May 14 in her 2007 debut. Her brother Mike Allen will be back aboard for the Regret.

Henry Mast owns Dublin Dutchess, who is trained by Robert Gorham. She was named the top Michigan-bred juvenile filly last year. She has one start this year, a dull third-place finish in an optional claiming race. Freddie Mata will again ride Dublin Dutchess.

Also entered are Tropic Rose, Circe, Modern Verve, Tinsel Time, and Desert Symphony.