10/11/2008 12:00AM

Beau Run tests his win streak


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Beau Run will put his three-race win streak on the line when he runs in the fourth leg of the endurance series at Hastings on Monday.

The 1 1/2-mile starter handicap for horses that have started for $8,000 or less in 2006-2007 attracted seven horses and goes as the ninth race.

Beau Run, who is trained by Red Smith, will be making his first start at Hastings. Based in Alberta, Beau Run started his streak in a $5,000 claiming race at Northlands Park on Sept. 1. His next two wins came in $7,500 starter races, and he is cutting back in distance following his latest win going 1 5/8 miles on Sept. 27.

Vintner, who is going for his third straight win, or Lord Vic will likely be favored.

Trained by Barb Heads, Vintner stalked Lord Vic the whole way and then got up in the final few strides to win the third leg of the series at 1 7/16 miles on Sept. 14. A 4-year-old gelding by Mass Market, Vintner also won an $8,000 conditional claiming race on Aug. 22 and is certainly eligible to improve in his second start at a marathon distance.

Lord Vic will once again try to take them the whole way. Trained by Frank Barroby, Lord Vic won a 1 3/4-mile endurance series race last year, so the distance shouldn't be a problem.