08/13/2008 11:00PM

Valley Loot brings strong form


Valley Loot looks for her second stakes win in as many starts at Pinnacle Race Course when she shoulders high weight of 124 pounds in Saturday's $50,000 Moonbeam Handicap. The Moonbeam, at one mile for Michigan-bred fillies and mares, is the seventh of eight races on the 2:30 p.m. card.

Spotting her seven foes from nine to 13 pounds, Valley Loot has won 9 of her last 11 races, including the $50,000 Larkspur Handicap here July 26. A divisional champion at now-defunct Great Lakes Downs, Valley Loot is owned by Felicia Campbell, chair and CEO of Pinnacle. Ronnie Allen is the trainer, and regular jockey Mike Allen will travel in to ride the 4-year-old Demaloot Demashoot filly, who has amassed nearly $330,000 in earnings, most of it coming in statebred stakes races.

Nell's Enjoyment, another past champion from Great Lakes Downs, makes her Pinnacle debut for owner/trainer/breeder Shane Spiess. The Quiet Enjoyment mare was fourth, beaten 15 lengths, in Indiana in June, but is capable of better, as she won her division of the Michigan Sire Stakes in October. Spiess has named Pinnacle's leading rider, Terry Houghton, to a return ride. Spiess also will saddle Let's Get Creative.

Silent Sunset is one of a pair from the stable of Joe and Diane Lewis. The Silent Era mare was second in this race last year. She finished fifth, beaten five lengths, in the Larkspur behind Valley Loot after stumbling at the start. Angel Stanley has the call.