Updated on 09/16/2011 8:37AM

Streakin Sin Tacha up to challenge


Streakin Sin Tacha overcame a slow break on a sloppy track to win the Grade 1, for Quarter Horses by a half-length Saturday night at Lone Star Park near Dallas.

The race was one of 10 stakes the card, six of which made up the 10th running of the MBNA Challenge Championships.

Streakin Sin Tacha($3.20) rallied strong up the center of the track to win his third straight stakes race, covering 440 yards in 21.27 seconds. Jess Louisiana Blue closed for second, a head in front of third-place finisher Meter Me Ready.

Alvin Brosette rode the winner for owner-trainer Janet Van Bebber.

VanBebber also trains Tailor Fit, who finished sixth in the race. The horse, a two-time world champion who was coupled with Streakin Sin Tacha, was found to have bled, said VanBebber.

Streakin Sin Tacha will advance to the Grade 1 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos on Dec. 14.

Filly ties world record

In other Challenge races, Classic Sassy Chic($8.80) equaled the world record for 350 yards when she won the Grade 1, for 2-year-olds in 17.13 seconds over a sloppy track. Dolls Prodigy set the record in 1999 at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colo.

Classic Sassy Chic beat the field by a length and a quarter in the American Airline to register her sixth win in eight starts. Jockey Carlos Bautista was aboard for trainer Felix Gonzalez.

* In the Grade 1, for 3-year-olds, One Rare Bug($14) drove to a head win over Special Task Force, covering 400 yards in 19.64 seconds. Tad Leggett rode the winner for trainer Ed Hardy.

* Lady Tenaya($7) broke slow but made the lead quick to win the Grade 1, for fillies and mares by a half-length over Baltimore Lou. Larry Payne was aboard the winner for trainer Robert Dunkle, Jr.

* Classy Shot Glass($35.40) came back in deep stretch for a head win over Six Little Injuns in the at 870 yards. Juan Vazquez rode the winner for trainer Jose Dominguez.

* Streakin To Romance($6) held off Hesa Royal Remedy to win the by a neck, covering the 350 yards for 3-year-olds and up in 17.49. J.R. Ramirez rode the winner for trainer Bobby Martinez.

* Attendace ontrack was 7,308, while all-source handle on the card was $1,529,381.