12/22/2010 12:14PM

Arcadian looks to back up debut romp in Lost in the Fog Stakes


PHOENIX – The best juveniles on the grounds will take a final swing at their local division titles Sunday at Turf Paradise when 2-year-old males clash in the $25,000 Lost in the Fog and 2-year-old fillies go the $25,000 Arizona Juvenile Fillies. Both races are at 6 1/2 furlongs, with the Lost in the Fog drawing nine and going as race 8. The Arizona Juvenile Fillies matches eight and goes as race 5.

Arcadian went from unknown right to the top of the heap by virtue of a smashing debut win in a trial for the Lost in the Fog here Nov. 28. Owned by Sawyer Cattle Company and trained by Dan McFarlane, Arcadian broke slowly that day under Ry Eikleberry and appeared in deep water. But he rushed up inside to be dueling for the lead, put away the other speed on the far turn, opened up into the lane, and drew off to win easily by six lengths, earning a 73 Beyer Speed Figure. He’s worked well since, going a half-mile in 47.20 seconds here last Sunday. Arcadian breaks from the rail again with Eikleberry aboard.

His main challenges figure to come from Jamaican Memories and Montellano, one-two finishers in the Arizona Breeders Futurity here Nov. 27. Jamaican Memories won his maiden at Yavapai Downs on June 8 and was sidelined until he ran second to Montellano here in a Nov. 12 trial for the Arizona Breeders Futurity. Jamaican Memories gained his revenge when he rallied to win the Futurity by 1 3/4 lengths.

Montellano began his career at Prairie Meadows and Remington Park. He made his local debut with his two-length win over Jamaican Memories in the trial for the Arizona Breeders Futurity, then ran second to that one in the Futurity.

◗ Hard Seven, owned by John Campo III and trained by McFarlane, looks to validate her monster allowance win here Nov. 16 in the Arizona Juvenile Fillies. A daughter of Rock Hard Ten, Hard Seven won her maiden at Prairie Meadows in May, tried a couple stakes there, and then ran second in a turf sprint at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 13. She came here for the allowance race and romped by 13 1/2 lengths for an 88 Beyer. She worked a strong five furlongs in 59 seconds here Dec. 19. Eikleberry has the call.

Hard Seven faces Plenty O’Zoom, an impressive 5 1/4-length winner of her trial for this race here Nov. 30; Los Lunas, who posted a 27-1 upset in her debut in the Arizona Breeders Futurity on Nov. 27; and Stormy Crystal, romping winner of her first two starts by more than 17 lengths before finishing a troubled sixth behind Los Lunas on Nov. 27. She has since worked a bullet half-mile in 46.40 on Dec. 11.