Bridlewood Tin Man Wins Grand Prairie Classic at LSP

(Saturday, October 20, 2007) - Bridlewood Tin Man collected his first career stakes win with a strong closing kick to run down Shake Rattle and Run by a neck in Saturday's $15,000 Grand Prairie Classic at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Bridlewood Tin Man, a 3-year-old gelded son of Bridlewood owned by Redheaded Racing, ran 870 yards in :45.878 and paid $4 to win as the even money favorite. Jeff Jerman rode the winner for trainer Jerry Jerman, his father.

Bridlewood Tin Man, runner-up to runner-up to Big Bad N Brown in the $19,000 TQHA Distance Derby at Sam Houston in September, earned $9,150 for the victory, which was his fourth in 12 starts.

Saturday night's racing program also included a pair of one-mile stakes events for Arabians.

California invader Sandytiki, a 5-year-old mare trained by Elizabeth Brand, rolled to her sixth straight win and 11th overall in 22 starts with a 1 ½-length score over Djenteel in the $10,000 Texas Arabian Distaff. The Texas-bred was clocked in 1:48.85 with Larry Taylor in the irons and paid $3.60 to win as the 4-5 favorite. Sandytiki earned $6,000 and pushed her career earnings to $82,010 for owner/breeder Sam Vasquez.

The $10,000 Tiki Diablo Arabian Stakes went to 4-5 favorite Frynge Benefit, who, just six days ago, was third in the Grade 1 Arabian Cup Championships Sprint Stakes at Delaware Park. The quick turnaround and transfer to the Greg Ketter barn resulted in a four-length triumph over Djet Set De Falgas. Esteban Unsihuay rode the winner, a 5-year-old owned by Dennis and Paulette Hughes and Kara Ketter, and stopped the teletimer in 1:45.04. He paid $3.80 to win and improved his record to 10 wins and $137,104 from 32 career starts.

Live racing resumes at Lone Star Park on Wednesday night with a nine-race program at 6:35 p.m. CT.

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