06/14/2001 11:00PM

Briar Knight takes shot at winners

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AUBURN, Wash. - A full field of 12 Washington-bred 2-year-olds, including a stable coupling, will compete for a $35,000 purse in Saturday's five-furlong Captain Condo Stakes at Emerald Downs.

Although the field for the meet's first stakes for juvenile colts and geldings includes seven winners, the favorite's role may fall to a maiden. Briar Knight, a Son of Briartic colt trained by Frank Lucarelli, finished second to Flying Notes in the first maiden special weight race at the meeting on May 28. While Flying Notes, who was not eligible for the Captain Condo, won by more than six lengths in a rapid 51.40 for

4 1/2 furlongs, Briar Knight finished more than six lengths ahead of the remainder of the classy nine-horse field and appears to be meeting a softer bunch on Saturday.

Lucarelli will also saddle Adventure Man and Kenny Hawk, but the trainer's three entrants will race as separate betting interests because they have different owners. Kenny Hawk may be the top threat to Briar Knight, as he overcame a rough start to defeat $16,000 maidens by nearly three lengths in his only start on May 11.

Other contenders include Devil's Enemy, an impressive 6 1/4-length winner over $25,000 maidens in his only start on April 29, and West Seattle Boy, who prevailed over $25,000 maidens on

June 3.

Chicamun Jett and Delirious Laughter will race as a Dave Doutrich-trained entry because Doutrich is a part-owner of Delirious Laughter. Chicamun Jett will be making his debut in the Captain Condo, while Delirious Laughter was essentially eliminated when he clipped heels early in his only start in the June 3 race won by West Seattle Boy.AUBURN, Wash. - A full field of 12 Washington-bred 2-year-olds, including a stable coupling, will compete for a $35,000 purse in Saturday's five-furlong Captain Condo Stakes at Emerald Downs.

Although the field for the meet's first stakes for juvenile colts and geldings includes seven winners, the favorite's role may fall to a maiden. Briar Knight, a Son of Briartic colt trained by Frank Lucarelli, finished second to Flying Notes in the first maiden special weight race at the meeting on May 28. While Flying Notes, who was not eligible for the Captain Condo, won by more than six lengths in a rapid 51.40 for

4 1/2 furlongs, Briar Knight finished more than six lengths ahead of the remainder of the classy nine-horse field and appears to be meeting a softer bunch on Saturday.

Lucarelli will also saddle Adventure Man and Kenny Hawk, but the trainer's three entrants will race as separate betting interests because they have different owners. Kenny Hawk may be the top threat to Briar Knight, as he overcame a rough start to defeat $16,000 maidens by nearly three lengths in his only start on May 11.

Other contenders include Devil's Enemy, an impressive 6 1/4-length winner over $25,000 maidens in his only start on April 29, and West Seattle Boy, who prevailed over $25,000 maidens on

June 3.

Chicamun Jett and Delirious Laughter will race as a Dave Doutrich-trained entry because Doutrich is a part-owner of Delirious Laughter. Chicamun Jett will be making his debut in the Captain Condo, while Delirious Laughter was essentially eliminated when he clipped heels early in his only start in the June 3 race won by West Seattle Boy.