05/18/2005 11:00PM

'Blurr' wins with repeat of her last


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - What a Blurr figures to be a strong favorite over eight other 3-year-old fillies in the feature race at Hastings Saturday, a $50,000 optional claimer. Mandi Tambi and the Robbie Anderson-trained entry of Real Vain and Fuchsia Gold will have their supporters in the 6 1/2-furlong race, but if What a Blurr comes close to repeating her impressive performance in her initial start of the year, they aren't going to beat her.

Next to Slewpast's win in the Supernaturel Stakes, What a Blurr's 8 1/2-length win over Sheila's Secret in a $35,000 claiming race May 1 is the most impressive race by a 3-year-old filly at the meet.

What a Blurr, who is trained by Lance Giesbrecht, is versatile enough to either set the pace or stalk Fuchsia Gold. A homebred daughter of Real West, What a Blurr has won 2 of her 3 career starts, and in all of her races she has been involved early. David Wilson rides.

Mandi Tambi, who is trained by Jim Brown, is as honest as they come. She has won three times and has picked up a check in all nine of her starts. She's also been stakes placed three times, so it was a bit surprising that she showed up in a $25,000 claiming race for her 3-year-old unveiling. It was also surprising that she paid over $16 when she won.

Fuchsia Gold is making her first start of the year and she ran well fresh last year, winning 2 of her first 3 starts, including the Timber Music Stakes.