01/17/2016 7:10PM

Streamline extends winning streak in Pippin


HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- Streamline won her third straight race and her first in a stakes Sunday when she rallied for a neck win over favorite Theogony in the $100,000 Pippin at Oaklawn Park. It was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third to pacesetter Tosha Taliferro.

The Pippin was Oaklawn’s initial offering in its series for older fillies and mares that culminates with the Grade 1, $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap on April 15. The Pippin also was part of Oaklawn’s opening weekend that continues Monday with the running of the $150,000 Smarty Jones.

Streamline ($32) sat off the pace as Tosha Taliferro put up fractions of 23.67 seconds for the opening quarter, 47.28 for the half-mile,l and 1:12.40 for six furlongs. Streamline, in tight, found room and went on to cover 1 1/16 on a fast track in 1:44.70.

“We had a little bit of a troubled trip stuck down in the pocket,” said winning rider Chris Landeros. 

“I was like, ‘Something open up, please,’ ” said winning trainer Brian Williamson. “It finally did open up and she went.”
 Streamline races for her breeder, Nancy Vanier.

Streamline started her streak on turf on Nov. 20 at Hawthorne, rolling to a three-length victory in an optional $16,000 claiming route. She then made her first start on dirt in an allowance for Illinois-breds and romped by 15 3/4 lengths. The race was also at Hawthorne, on Dec. 8. Streamline on Sunday earned $60,000 for her win, which was her sixth career victory from nine starts. She has now banked $145,276.

Streamline is a 4-year-old daughter of Straight Line.