08/22/2009 12:00AM

Whistle Pig wins again at Presque Isle


Whistle Pig continued his dominance at Presque Isle Downs when defeating five other Pennsylvania-breds in the $75,000 Leemat on Friday evening.

Trained by Andrew Carter, Whistle Pig has now won six of his eight starts at Presque Isle Downs. Ten horses were scheduled to go to the post in the Leeward, but four horses were scratched late.

"I was worried when those four scratched out, they were mostly speed horses and I was worried he wouldn't have enough to speed to run at," Carter said after the race.

Whistle Pig, a 5-year-old gelding, was kept just off the pace in the 6 1/2-furlong Leemat by jockey Dale Beckner. Pacesetter Juke Joint led into the stretch under John McKee but Whistle Pig responded when asked for his best and drew off to win by two lengths. He was timed in 1.15.71 and returned $3.60 to win.

Diplomatic Charm got up for second, a neck in front of Juke Joint, who settled for third.