02/08/2009 12:00AM

Star Guitar, Superior Storm extend streaks


Star Guitar and Superior Storm kept significant streaks intact Saturday night at Delta Downs, when they won the richest races for their respective divisions on the $1 million Louisiana Premier Night program. Star Guitar won his fourth straight race in the $200,000 Championship, while Superior Storm remained undefeated in Louisiana-bred stakes company with her win in the $150,000 Distaff.

The races were two of six statebred stakes on the card. There were also four "starter stakes" races run on what was the second richest program of the Delta meet behind Jackpot Night.

Star Guitar ($3.80) drew out to a seven-length win over Lee's Spirit in the Championship. He settled off the pace early, took the lead through six furlongs in 1:12.46, then separated himself from the field from there. Star Guitar covered the mile and a sixteenth for 4-year-olds and up in 1:46.20.

Robby Albarado was aboard for Brittlyn Stable and trainer Al Stall Jr. The Championship came on the heels of Star Guitar's three straight wins at Fair Grounds, among them the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint and the $60,000 Dixie Poker Ace.

Superior Storm ($4) won her eighth Louisiana-bred stakes and went over $500,000 in earnings with a powerful front-running win in the Distaff. She broke well and moved to the lead into the first turn while running the opening quarter in 23.11 seconds. Superior Storm was up by a length through a half-mile in 47.96, withstood a bid from Zarb's Ballerina on the final, turn then had more in the stretch to win by a length and three-quarters over Sammie Sam. Superior Storm covered the distance in 1:39.97.

John Jacinto rode the winner for JacMac Stable and trainer Rick Jackson.

* Warrior Maid ($4.20) made a successful transition to two turns with a one-length win over Lightlightlight in the $125,000 Starlet for 3-year-old fillies. Terry Thompson rode the winner for Russell Welch and trainer Larry Jones.

* Two Nickel Bud ($75.80) wired the field in the $125,000 Prince for 3-year-olds, winning by a head over Shockin Blow. Colby Hernandez rode the winner for Harrod Williams and trainer Jerry Cart.

* Sax Appeal ($8) rallied for a length and a half win over 3-5 favorite Coach Mike in the $100,000 Matron Sprint. Shaun Bridgmohan was aboard for Heiligbrodt Racing and trainer Steve Asmussen.

* John Charles ($9.40) was a two-length winner of the $100,000 Sprint. Gerard Melancon rode the winner for L & R Racing Stable and trainer Sam Breaux.

* Handle on the 11-race card from all sources was $2,332,397.