Letme Fly Low pulls upset in Indiana Sire Stakes action

by Rose Flood, for Hoosier Park

Anderson, IN — After being sent off at 6/1, Letme Fly Low and Ricky Macomber Jr. pulled off a slight upset in the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 3-year-old pacing fillies at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Saturday (Sept. 1). This was the second consecutive victory for the pair after winning their elimination just a week prior.

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Letme Fly Low pulls off anupset in the fourth round of stakes action for three-year-old pacing fillies.

When the wings of the starting gate opened, Trace Tetrick sent 2017 sensation Dee Rocks right to the front, hitting the first quarter in :26:3. They were closely followed by Katie Can Cook with LeWayne Miller, and remained in that fashion until the half in :54:3. Once the horses hit the three-quarters in 1:23, Virgin Eyes with Sam Widger pulled up into the second spot.

In the final stretch, Virgin Eyes appeared to have the victory, but it quickly turned into a five-horse battle for the win. Once they hit the wire, though, it was Letme Fly Low, who came from the outside from seventh place, who crossed the line first in 1:51:3, a new lifetime mark for the filly. She was followed by It’s Time For Fun with Brandon Bates in second and Voom Or Bang with John De Long in third, who both fought valiantly for their spots.

With the minor upset, Letme Fly Low returned $14.40 for her backers at the betting windows.

“She gave the performance I expected,” noted driver Ricky Macomber Jr. after the victory. “The half helped her a lot in this trip, but she’s just getting better with every start.”

The pacer has now won six of his 17 starts for 2018. Tonight’s victory brought Letme Fly Low’s lifetime purse earnings to $129,455 for owners T. D. Comerford, T. A. Harts, J. M. Lee and A. R. Miller.

Live racing continues at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday (Sept. 4) with a 12-race card. With a daily post time of 6:30 p.m., live racing at Hoosier Park will follow a Tuesday through Saturday schedule and be conducted through Nov. 10. For more information on the upcoming entertainment and live racing schedule at Hoosier Park, please visit www.hoosierpark.com.

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