07/12/2013 3:59PM

Beulah Park: Hamm has two fillies in Hoover


Needmore Flattery goes for a second consecutive win to begin her career in the $50,000 Hoover at Beulah Park on Sunday. Trained by Tim Hamm, Needmore Flattery won at first asking July 6 at Thistledown in a wide-open maiden event by nearly two lengths in ridden-out fashion. That event was at five furlongs, a half-furlong shorter than the 5 1/2-furlong Hoover. Irwin Rosendo retains the mount.

Hamm also sends out first-time starter Luvaflatterer. Both of Hamm's entrants are fillies.

Fleet Fire is a first-time starter from the Mike Maker barn. A $35,000 April auction purchase, he had a bullet work at the Churchill training center June 30. Victor Lebron will ship in to ride.

A field of seven Ohio-bred 2-year-old horses will go to the post, five colts and Hamm's two fillies.

** Deniro's Saint is 2-5 on the morning line for the $50,000 Cincinnatian for Ohio-accredited 3-year-old fillies and will probably be less than that when the gate opens. One of three fillies trained by Josh Faulkner, Deniro's Saint won her last out May 19 in the $50,000 Tomboy locally. That event was run at the same one-mile distance as the Cincinnatian. Deniro's Saint has three lifetime wins, which is one more than the other five filly entrants combined. Luis Gonzalez will ride for the first time.