10/13/2005 11:00PM

Two will gain first stakes win


First-time stakes winners will emerge from both divisions of Sunday's $40,000 Hoosier Silver Cup at Hoosier Park. The races are for 2-year-olds at six furlongs.

Trainer Joseph Davis sends out Ewell, the only winner in a field of five in the open division of the Hoosier Silver Cup. Ewell won his maiden here Sept. 4 by 4 3/4 lengths but was a well-beaten fourth in the Hillsdale Stakes on Oct. 1, when he was facing two of the best Indiana-bred 2-year-olds, Father Art and Randall. Leading rider Rodney Prescott has the mount.

In the filly division, trainer Barbara McBride will send out a tough entry of Detailed and Northern Lady.

Northern Lady won her maiden Sept. 10 in her career debut with Detailed 1 1/4 lengths back in second. Detailed returned to win her maiden Sept. 29 and the duo figures be heavily favored in the field of six. J.J. Delgado rides Detailed from post 2, while Billy Patin is aboard Northern Lady from post 6.

Lori Smock also sends out an entry in the fillies division - Bright Reflection, who will be making her career debut, and All Night Affair, who was beaten by a neck in her Oct. 8 debut. Emanual Cosme rides Bright Reflection and Hector Rosario is aboard All Night Affair.

The Hoosier Silver Cup open division is carded as the ninth race on a 13-race card that also has three Quarter Horse races. The fillies race goes as the 10th race.

The Hoosier Silver Cup races are sponsored by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which contributes half of each race's $40,000 purse. Foals eligible for this year's race were nominated through the 2003 ITOBA auction sale and remain eligible through sustaining payments. This is the second year that the Hoosier Silver Cup is being held.