05/07/2008 11:00PM

Carson's Legacy all set up


Steve Asmussen will send out Carson's Legacy against seven other 3-year-old colts and geldings in Saturday's $100,000 Tall Ships at Presque Isle Downs in Erie, Pa.

With earnings of more than $116,000, Carson's Legacy is the leading money earner in the field. He is also one of only two stakes winners in the group. By Carson City, he won the $90,000 Birdonthewire at Calder last October by 6 3/4 lengths and the $50,000 Dixieland at Oaklawn Park in January by 1 3/4 lengths. Most recently, Carson's Legacy finished second, beaten three-quarters of a length, in the $151,000 Woodstock at Woodbine on April 19. His from-just-off-the-pace running style should suit jockey Ryan Fogelsonger well in a field with plenty of early speed.

Repenting, the other stakes winner in the field, will try to upset Carson's Legacy and continue his win streak, which now stands at three. Claimed for $25,000 three starts back by trainer Jamie Ness and owner Sukhharan Balkrisna, Repenting has won both of his starts for his new connections impressively. In his first start for Ness, at Tampa Bay Downs on March 25, Repenting won a $25,000 starter allowance race by 7 3/4 lengths. He came back to win the $85,000 Sophomore, which is restricted to Florida-breds, by 10 1/2 lengths. Ron Allen Jr. will get the mount for the first time.

Three others in the field enter off allowance wins: Bright Pick from Woodbine, Celtic Meal from Tampa Bay, and Vaya Con Dios from Delaware. Officer Bill is coming off a maiden win at Gulfstream Park.

The other entrant is Little Nick, winner of an entry-level allowance race here last September. He came back to finish third here in the $100,000 Fitz Dixon Memorial.