05/29/2006 12:00AM

Sweet Talker gets WinStar in photo

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Sweet Talker won a photo over Joint Aspiration to capture the Grade 3, $200,000 WinStar Distaff for fillies and mares by a head at Lone Star Park. The race was one of six stakes worth a cumulative $1 million on Lone Star Million Day. The feature race of the day, the Grade 3, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap, was to follow the WinStar Distaff.

Sweet Talker ($4.60) raced along the inside early and stalked the pace set by Paz Ciudadana. Sweet Talker rallied through the stretch, covering the mile for fillies and mares over yielding turf in 1:38.66.

"When I tapped her on the shoulder, she just went on to her business and showed that she was very game," said Ramon Dominguez, who rode Sweet Talker for trainer Graham Motion.

It was the fourth straight win for Sweet Talker, who last year won the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. She races for Courtlandt Farms this year after being purchased at auction last year at Keeneland in November.

Stonerside: Brownie Points by a head

Brownie Points overcame traffic at the top of the stretch to win the $100,000 Stonerside for 3-year-old fillies by a head over Sweet Idea. It was another 4 1/4 lengths back in third to Kaylrra.

Brownie Points trailed the field early, as several fillies vied for the lead through an opening quarter in 22.08 seconds. She overcame traffic nearing the quarter pole and rallied up the rail to catch Sweet Idea. Brownie Points covered the seven furlongs for 3-year-old fillies over a sloppy track in 1:24.49.

Jockey Luis Quinonez rode Brownie Points ($5) for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.

USA: Stream Cat rallies to victory

Stream Cat remained undefeated on turf when he rallied for a 1 1/2-length win over Wait in Line in the $150,000 USA Stakes.

Stream Cat ($3.40) raced in fourth along the rail early in the USA and stalked pacesetter Minstrel Runner through an opening quarter in 24.56 seconds and half-mile in 50.27 over yielding turf. Stream Cat angled outside of horses into the stretch and was determined to the wire, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.88.

"I was sitting behind, getting relaxed, and coming one time," said Julien Leparoux, who rode the winner for trainer Patrick Biancone. "The best horse was going to win today."

Stream Cat was one of six horses Biancone had flown to Lone Star via a chartered flight on Monday morning. Stream Cat won his turf debut last year in a restricted stakes at Saratoga. Before the USA, he won the Grade 3 American Turf at Churchill Downs. Biancone said Stream Cat will be pointed for the $1 million Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs on June 24.

Stream Cat earned $90,000 for his win in the USA, which was his fourth victory from seven career starts. He has now earned $313,828. Stream Cat races for Fab Oak Stable, Bobby Hurley, and John F. Goldthorpe.

Beck: Sweepingly upsets big favorite

Sweepingly held off 2-5 favorite Man of Illusion by a half-length to post a 22-1 upset in the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint. Sweepingly paid $47.80.

Sweepingly was prominent from the start and ran the opening quarter in 22 seconds. He continued to lead through a half-mile in 45.20 and held off the stretch bid of Man of Illusion, who was squeezed at the start from his rail post. Sweepingly covered the five furlongs over yielding turf in 57.83 seconds.

"He stumbled a little bit, but by the third jump he was gone," said Alfredo Juarez Jr., who rode the winner for trainer Chris Hartman.

The win was the fourth straight for Sweepingly, whose streak started with a win in a $10,000 claiming race at Sunland. He earned $60,000 for the win Monday for owner Carl David Pleasant.

Valid Expectations: 'Lifesaver' at wire

Red Lifesaver came rolling through the stretch to catch True Tails at the wire to win the $100,000 Valid Expectations for fillies and mares by a neck. It was 2 1/4 lengths back in third to Cookin's Cast.

Quinonez guided Red Lifesaver from well back, as True Tails led the field through an opening quarter in 21.40 seconds and the half-mile in 44.60. Red Lifesaver covered the distance over a sloppy track in 1:11.85. She paid $16.40.

"The filly, she just kept running," said Quinonez, aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Red Lifesaver earned $60,000 for the win, which was her eighth from 31 starts. She races for J. Kirk and Judy Robinson.

Born To Dance was pulled up and suffered a possible suspensory injury in the Valid Expectations.