10/17/2001 11:00PM

Angies Kin a toughie in sprints


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Stakes winners Princess Premier and Angies Kin head a field of seven older fillies running for a top claiming price of $35,000 in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint at Hastings Park on Saturday.

While they are both stakes winners, Angies Kin hasn't won an added-money event since the prestigious Sadie Diamond Futurity in 1997. She has been stakes-placed on many occasions, however, and has been a tough sprinter throughout her career, winning eight races and more than $200,000 competing mostly against stakes and allowance horses. She started out this season with a win in a $50,000 optional race April 28 but hasn't been to the races since she finished third to Bamboo Queen at the same condition level June 23. Angies Kin has good tactical speed and should get a good trip behind Gypsy Romance and Actxotic. She also runs well fresh. Robbie Anderson, who has trained Angies Kin her entire career, has named Chris Loseth to ride.

It took Princess Premier a little while longer to capture her first added-money race. A 6-year-old homebred mare, Princess Premier had been a solid performer in the mid-claiming ranks before she pulled off a stunning upset in the British Columbia Cup Distaff on Aug. 6. Her main problem here is the distance. She has banked more than $159,000 in her career, but most of it has been earned going a distance of ground, and her last win was in the nine-furlong Distaff. Leading trainer Harold Barroby has named Mark Patzer to ride.

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