04/13/2005 11:00PM

Beulah: Cat Singer returns


Highweight Cat Singer leads a full field of 12 Ohio-breds in Saturday's $40,000 Edward Babst Memorial at Beulah Park.

Cat Singer won 2 of his 9 starts last year, most of which came against tougher open company at tracks such as the Fair Grounds and Keeneland.

Idle since finishing third in a $100,000 optional claiming event at Churchill Downs Nov. 25, Cat Singer returns to the races in the six-furlong Babst off a solid string of workouts for trainer David Carroll, including a 58.40 bullet five-furlong move at Fair Grounds last month.

Overall, Cat Singer sports a record of 6-4-3 from 18 starts good for $219,626 in earnings. A 5-year-old gelded son of Sir Cat, Cat Singer will carry 122 pounds on Saturday conceding from 2 to 15 pounds to his 11 rivals in the Babst. Carroll has named Justin Vitek aboard Cat Singer.

Cayenne Red returns from a seven-month layoff on Saturday. Cayenne Red had a strong 3-year-old season in 2004, compiling a record of 7-2-1 from 11 starts including two stakes victories.

Owner-breeder Roger Davis has changed trainers on Cayenne Red from Donn Rowe to Wayne Mogge. A front-running son of Cat's Career, Cayenne Red is the one to catch Saturday but shows just two published workouts during his layoff, so fitness is a concern. Scott Spieth will be in to ride Cayenne Red, who carries 120 pounds in the Babst.

Catch My Cat makes his first start of the year. Trained by Charlton Baker, Catch My Cat competed successfully in high-priced claimers in Kentucky and New York last season. He figures to work out a good stalking trip under jockey DeShawn Parker and could rally for the victory.