Hallowed Dreams suffered a second straight defeat at the Fair Grounds Saturday in the $72,750 Pan Zareta Handicap, won by My Brent's Diamond. Hallowed Dreams finished second for the first time in 29 career races and is currently in the midst of the longest losing streak of her career.
My Brent's Diamond has earned the win in each of Hallowed Dreams' recent losses. She beat the boys and Hallowed Dreams in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint in her final 4-year-old race and made her 5-year-old debut a winning one Saturday.
The daughter of My Mike won by three-quarters of a length over Hallowed Dreams after that one made all the pace under Marlon St. Julien. Frank Lovato Jr. guided My Brent's Diamond to the win.
"The race just sorted out for me," said Lovato. "All I had to do was sit there and wait. Serena's Tune went after Hallowed Dreams there with about 3 1/2 (furlongs) to go, it made it easier for me. My filly put herself in position to win. She's (Hallowed Dreams) quite a challenge to get by. It wasn't that easy."
Grade III winner Hattiesburg finished third, followed by Serena's Tune.
My Brent's Diamond completed the six furlongs in 1:10.40 on a fast track and paid $9.40 and $2.60. 3-5 favorite Hallowed Dreams returned $2.20 and completed the $21.40 exacta. There was no show wagering.
Jerry Quinn trains my Brent's Diamond for owner-breeder Michael Meeks.
"We beat Hallowed Dreams fair and square today, so I guess she is the champ now," Quinn said. "I told Frank just break well and hold her and sit in behind Hallowed Dreams. Turning for home things worked out very well." (Chart, Equibase