11/16/2006 12:00AM

Ah Day looks solid again in Northern Dancer

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Multiple stakes winner Ah Day, coming off two of the fastest races of his career, is well spotted to secure his third straight stakes victory in the $75,000 Northern Dancer at Laurel Park.

The 1 1/8-mile race, restricted to 3-year-old Maryland-breds, drew a field of six.

Ah Day, trained by King Leatherbury, most recently cruised to a four-length victory in the one-mile Japan Racing Association, earning a career-best 105 Beyer. Prior to that, he was awarded a 103 Beyer, matching the figure he got this past April winning the nine-furlong Frederico Tesio, in the six-furlong Sonny Hine.

If Ah Day fails to fire, the most likely winner would be either Forty Crowns or Rhythmn Master.

Forty Crowns was the runner-up to Ah Day when he moved up to stakes company for the first time in the JRA.

The New York-based Rhythmn Master exits a win against $75,000 claimers at Belmont and will be facing Maryland-breds for the first time since finishing fourth in last year's Maryland Juvenile Championship.