10/13/2003 12:00AM

Cape Power cruises


Cape Power was just as sharp in the main event as he was in his prep a month ago.

A 4-year-old colt trained by Tim Grams and ridden by Anthony Mawing, Cape Power ($4.40) drew clear to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $225,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic, one of eight stakes for West Virginia-bred, -sired, or -raised horses on Saturday at Charles Town.

Cape Power prepped for the 1 1/8-mile Classic by winning the seven-furlong Robert Hilton Memorial on Sept. 13. He has now won 6 of 18 lifetime starts, all at Charles Town.

Coolmars, an 8-year-old gelding who won the Classic in 2000 and finished second in 2001, briefly took the lead after six furlongs, but weakened in the stretch and finished fourth.

Cape Power was one of two sons of Feel the Power to win on the program. Earth Power ($5), a 3-year-old Feel the Power colt, scored by 1 1/4 lengths in the Dash for Cash Classic at 4 1/4 furlongs. It was one of two winners for jockey Larry Reynolds. He also rode Longfield Spud ($3.40) to a 3 1/2-length win in the West Virginia Lottery at seven furlongs.

In the other stakes on the card:

* The 6-year-old mare Sweet Annuity ($5.60) defeated 1-2 favorite Fancy Buckles by three-quarters of a length in the $135,000 BB&T Cavada West Virginia.

* Take the Plunge ($8.20) wired a group of 10 2-year-olds to win the 6 1/2-furlong Vincent Moscarelli Memorial by 3 3/4 lengths.

* Tori's Thunder ($17), beaten 47 lengths in his last two starts and winless since September 2002, led from gate to wire in the seven-furlong Onion Juice.

* Ketch a Hello ($6.80) extended her winning streak to three races in the seven-furlong West Virginia Division of Tourism for 3-year-old fillies.

* Petes Hick Chick ($2.80) romped to her second consecutive stakes victory in the 4 1/2-furlong Triple Crown Nutrition for 2-year-old fillies.in West Virginia Classic