07/16/2008 11:00PM

Blumin Attitude defends title in Who Doctor Who


Blumin Attitude returns from his base at Canterbury Park in Minnesota to defend his title in the $27,500 Who Doctor Who Handicap for older Nebraska-breds on the third day of the Horsemen's Park Festival of Racing.

Blumin Attitude scored his lone victory of the year in the Dowd Mile Stakes at Fonner Park, and is at his best going the mile distance of the Who Doctor Who. Following the Dowd, Blumin Attitude made a run at the leaders in the Bosselman/Gus Fonner Stakes at Fonner before tiring in the sloppy going and fading to seventh. His last race came in late May at Canterbury, where he again caught off going and tired after a half-mile. Trainer Jim Cranwell has Don Herber aboard from post 4.

Blumin Attitude, a 5-year-old homebred son of Blumin Affair, has a career mark of 6-3-1 from 18 starts and is usually a model of consistency against statebreds.

Mike's Pet, a troubled fifth in last year's edition of this race, scored one of his biggest wins this year in the Big Red Mile Stakes at Lincoln on May 26. A stalker who is trained by Larry Staroscik, Mike's Pet most recently was second to The Nutz in the State Fair Board Stakes at Lincoln. The Nutz is entered here Sunday in the $50,000 Omaha Stakes.

Apprentice Chris Fackler will be aboard Mike's Pet from post 1.

Buffalo Road, trained by David Anderson, is the likely pacesetter in this race. He has yet to win at a mile, but will be dangerous if he should get loose on the lead. Buffalo Road set the pace to the top of the stretch in the Big Red Mile Stakes before fading to fifth against Mike's Pet.