11/22/2012 4:04PM

Beulah: Startin Something stands out in Bricker Memorial


Startin Something was installed at the 1-2 morning-line favorite and in all likelihood will be 1-9 when the gate opens in the $50,000 Bobbie Bricker Memorial at Beulah Park on Saturday afternoon.

Trained by Tim Hamm, Startin Something is by far the most accomplished older Ohio-accredited filly or mare in the seven-horse field, having earned nearly $350,000. The remaining six fillies and mares in the field have less than $275,000 in earnings combined.

Startin Something won her first two outings of the season in six-furlong statebred events at Thistledown. On May 4, she won the $50,000 Classen Memorial and on May 28 she took the $50,000 Angenora. Both victories were by 1 3/4 lengths. Her next victory came July 14 at Presque Isle Downs in an open allowance event going a mile and 70 yards, just a bit shorter than the 1 1/16-mile distance of the Bricker. The $50,000 Rose DeBartolo on Sept. 1 at Thistledown is the most recent win for Startin Something. She won the 1 1/8-mile event by 1 1/2 lengths. Startin Something last started here two weeks ago against statebred boys in the 1  1/8-mile Ruff Kirchner Memorial.

Hector Rosario Jr. will ride Startin Something for the first time.

Sheza Runaway Star has an affinity for Beulah Park, having won 10 of 25 lifetime starts locally. Trainer Ivan Vazquez hopes the addition of blinkers and a change of rider to Rodrigo Vergara help Sheza Runaway Star get to the winner’s circle should Startin Something not show up with her best effort.

Others in the field include Derby Day Storm, Flopsy, Child Proof, Tut’s Shadow, and Swiss Miss Too.

The accredited division is the more restrictive of Ohio-registered horses as both the sire and dam must reside in Ohio.