On The Attack mare gets 46th win on track

09:30 PM 05 Dec 2011 NZDT
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Blue Creek Angie and Bruce Aldrich Jr
Blue Creek Angie and Bruce Aldrich Jr

Over the past three years Blue Creek Angie has been a winning machine reaching the winners circle 46 times in 101 trips to post. And with four weeks of harness racing still remaining before the curtain comes down on the 2011 campaign at Monticello Raceway--her home track for the past three seasons-- there's still time for her to add to her totals.

On Monday, December 5th the 8 year old On The Attack mare made her 39th start this season and she scored her 18th triumph with her regular pilot, Bruce Aldrich, Jr. at the controls.

In that contest Aldrich left from the pole position and let Nice Big Star grab command only to retake before the quarter and then cruise to an easy four length victory in a time of 1:56:1.

"I've said it before and I'll say it again.... I love this mare. We get along great....she understands me and I understand her," Aldrich said of Blue Creek Angie. "And even though we've only had her for the past three seasons still in 200 lifetime starts she has won 71 races for a winning percentage of .355. That's a pretty good percentage, I'd say, wouldn't you?"

With that triumph Blue Creek Angie has moved into a second place-tie with New Release and El Ringer in races won in North America this season. The trio trails leader Mack Hill by just one victory.

John MANZI

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