06/17/2005 11:00PM

Saturday stakes roundup


* Oh So Easy ($8.40) made the lead just inside the eighth pole and drew off to a 5 1/4-length win over her eight Ohio-bred filly and mare rivals in the $45,000 Merry Times Stakes at Thistledown.

* High Strike Zone ($4), cleverly handled by Ricky Faul, set all the pace in the $50,000 Ark-La-Tex Handicap at Louisiana Downs before drawing away in the late going to win by a 1 3/4 lengths.

* Winston Thompson won six races on the 11-race program at Suffolk Downs, including the featured $50,000 Old Ironsides Breeders' Cup Stakes on the turf aboard Miesque's Approval ($4).