You could say Areyouinorout is “bloody” good.


Areyouinorout, despite suffering a cut not long before the race, extended his lifetime winning streak to five in capturing the $30,000 Sandown Plate final last Saturday at Fraser Downs.


The son of Camluck, again piloted by Bill Davis, came from off the pace to win the event for three-year-old colts or geldings by two lengths, equaling his lifetime mark of 1:55.4 in the process.


Davis explained in the winner’s enclosure, while agreeing the colt was again sharp, that the colt had cut himself.


“Al (trainer and co-owner Al Anderson) was warming him up (as is done in standardbred circles on one or two occasions prior to race time) and he (the horse) jumped a shadow (kicking himself). They patched him up and he raced fine.”


Davis and Areyouinorout, the 1-2 favorite, did not hustle away from the gate and were next to last, 13 lengths at the quarter. By the half they were fifth outside (3¼ back) and down the backstretch they continued the big move (covering the middle half in 55.3). At the three-quarter mark they led by two lengths and came home in 30.4 seconds.


“He was a little tired coming home,” said Rick Mowles (J J J Stables, co-owner with Anderson). “The cut probably did affect him.”


Solar Wind (Usher Hanover), part of a 2-1 second-choice entry, finished second after being third most of the way, while Silk Puddles (Dancing Puddles) was third, another quarter length back, despite making a break in the stretch.


“He’s racing really well from off the pace,” Mowles said. “Ed Hensley drove him down in California and said this was a good horse to come from the back so we’re racing him that way.”


The win was the fifth win in as many starts this year for Areyouinorout and bumped his earnings to more than $24,000. Unraced as a two-year-old, his first three victories came at Cal-Expo in Sacramento, Ca. and he won a Plate elimination on March 18.


“He’s back in California (Anderson’s residence) already,” Mowles said Sunday. “There’s nothing he fits here (B.C.). He may go to Edmonton in May, there’s some stakes he fits there (including the Western Canada Pacing Derby).


Areyouinorout was bred by Seelster Farms of Lucan, Ont., who sold him as Optimum Seelster for $10,000 at the Forest City Sale in London, Ont.