05/03/2007 12:00AM

Charles Town: Kickstand Kelli running for new barn


The red-hot Kickstand Kelli makes her first start for an ice-cold barn in the $50,000 West Virginia Distaff at Charles Town.

Kickstand Kelli has 4 wins and a second in her last 5 starts, dating back to April 2006, including three victories at the 4 1/2-furlong distance of the Distaff. She was claimed out of her last start by Tim Keefe, who is just 1 for 51 in 2007.

If Kickstand Kelli fails to fire for her new connections, the win candidates include Unlawful Spirit, who has run well in longer sprints the two times she ran at Charles Town, and 4 1/2-furlong specialist One Sick Chick, who owns a 5-for-12 record locally.