Measuredperfection was able to measure off her competition to pull a slight upset and capture the featured event of the evening, the $75,000 Indiana Sires Stakes final for 2-year-old trotting fillies, at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino on Tuesday. With Ricky Macomber Jr. at the lines, Measuredperfection used a strong stretch rally to prevail in a tight three-horse photo for win in 1:56.2 and snap the seven-race undefeated streak of Grand Swan and LeWayne Miller.
Measuredperfection was sent away from the gate from post five to grab the early lead in :28.1 while Kissesforall and Verlin Yoder quickly grabbed a pocket seat. Unable to find a spot along the rail, Miller pointed the heavy post-time favorite Grand Swan to the front, but she would have to work for position.
Measuredperfection eventually relinquished the lead and Grand Swan led the field through middle splits of :57.2 and 1:27.3. The field began to tighten rounding the final turn, and Sam Widger had Kota’s Swan on the attack applying first-over pressure to the leader. Grand Swan was able to put away Kota’s Swan, but the biggest threat was still behind her.
Utilizing the inside passing lane, Macomber found late racing room and Measuredperfection found a :28.2 final panel to put a nose in front. Grand Swan was forced to settle for second-place honors while Kissesforall used a ground-saving trip to round out the trifecta. As the betting public's second choice, Measuredperfection returned $10.60 to her backers at the windows.
"We changed her shoes, so she was getting a hold of the track better tonight," Macomber noted in the winner’s circle. "That was an ideal trip for her, but she is a very honest filly. She will do anything you ask her to do."
Trained by Ron Burke, the daughter of Swan For All and Kalibrated recorded her fourth win from nine seasonal outings. Owned in partnership by Burke Racing Stable, Frank Baldachino, J&T Silva, Purnel & Libby and Weaver Bruscemi, Measuredperfection pushed her lifetime earnings over the $100,000 mark with the win. The victory was also one of four driving wins on the evening’s 11-race card for Macomber. (Hoosier Park)