11/10/2005 12:00AM

Charles Town: Futurity split in two


King Cohl and Cross Creek Rosie, both of whom have won 3 of 4 lifetime starts, will be short-priced favorites in the two divisions of the West Virginia Futurity at Charles Town.

Each of the seven-furlong races for 2-year-olds carries a purse of $25,000.

The Kentucky-based colt King Cohl is 2 for 2 shipping to Charles Town, including a 5 1/4-length win in the 6 1/2-furlong Vincent Moscarelli on the West Virginia Breeders Classic card last month.

King Cohl's chief competition in the second division (race 9) could come from the filly Standing for Peace, who led until the final furlong of the seven-furlong Tri-State Futurity three weeks ago.

In the first division, which goes as race 7, Cross Creek Rosie will be racing beyond 4 1/2 furlongs for the first time. After easily winning her first three races, Cross Creek Rosie faded to third as the 3-5 favorite in the juvenile fillies race on the Breeders Classics program a month ago.

If Cross Creek Rosie can't cope with the extra distance, it could open the door for Shesagrumptoo, an off-the-pace filly who will be racing with blinkers for the first time.