08/18/2005 11:00PM

Adreamisborn goes for repeat

Beth Rutzbeck/Canterbury Park
Desert Boom, winning the Claiming Crown Jewel, drew the outside post in Sunday's Longacres Mile.

AUBURN, Wash. - Adreamisborn will attempt to become the third horse to win back-to-back renewals of the Grade 3, $250,000 Longacres Mile when he heads a field of 11 Sunday in the 70th edition of the Northwest's most prestigious race.

Adreamisborn, who won last year's Mile by a length over Demon Warlock, will be trying to match the feat achieved by Trooper Seven in 1980-81 and Simply Majestic in 1988-89.

, a 6-year-old trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, has thrived since last year's Mile victory, posting three wins, three seconds, and a third from seven starts this year. His 2005 victories include a score in the Grade 3 Stanford Breeders' Cup at Bay Meadows and a win last time out in the Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa on Aug. 6. Adreamisborn will again be ridden by Russell Baze, who is shooting for his fourth Mile victory and third Mile victory in a row. He also won with Simply Majestic in 1988 and Sky Jack in 2003.

Adreamisborn will share high weight of 121 pounds with Desert Boom, who also shipped in from San Francisco on Thursday afternoon. Desert Boom, an Art Sherman-trained 5-year-old, is coming off wins in the Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate and the $138,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury Downs.

task Sunday was complicated when he drew the outside post.

"It's a terrible post, but we've got to play the hand that was dealt us," said assistant trainer Steve Sherman. "It means he absolutely has to break sharply, then we'll have to send him hard into the first turn. It takes away all other options."

The lone shipper from Southern California is , who is trained by Doug O'Neill for Emerald Downs president Ron Crockett. Harvard Avenue won 2 of 5 starts here as a 2-year-old in 2003, and this year he won the Grade 2 Potrero Grande Handicap at 6 1/2 furlongs in April at Santa Anita.

Shipping in from Hastings Park are R. Associate, the winner of the Grade 3 Lt. Governor's at Hastings, and Quiet Cash, a winner of 4 of his 5 starts at Hastings this year.

Heading the local contingent is Flamethrow-intexan, who may well be favored after drawing post 2, just outside stablemate and probable pacesetter Sabertooth. Flamethrowintexan, one of three in the field from the barn of four-time Mile winning trainer Jim Penney, is coming off a score in the 1 1/8-mile Mt. Rainier on July 31.