05/27/2003 11:00PM

Classic Sassy Chic out for first '03 win in Town Policy


Classic Sassy Chic, a world record holder and Grade 1 winner last year with 6 wins from 9 starts, is after her first 2003 victory in the Grade 3, $25,000 Town Policy Handicap over 350 yards on Friday night at Los Alamitos.

Classic Sassy Chic, trained by Felix Gonzalez for owners Rod and Jackie MacPherson, has made two starts this year, both times as the favorite. She was third in her La Primera Del Ano Derby trial and then second in the Grade 2 La Primera Derby for 3-year-old fillies. She did not get a clean start in either of those races.

Last year, Classic Sassy Chic had a championship-caliber season that included a six-race winning streak. That streak was highlighted by a world-record-equaling time of 17.13 seconds for 350 yards in the Grade 1 American Airlines Juvenile Challenge Championship at Lone Star Park.

Facing Classic Sassy Chic are the Los Alamitos Winter Derby third-place finisher, Dale Badon, and the paint Tiene Mucho Blanco, a winner of two straight minor stakes who excels at the Town Policy distance of 350 yards.

Whosleavingwho in Challenge

Co-world champion Whosleavingwho, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Championship in his only 2003 stakes start, begins his summer campaign in the Grade 2, $63,450 MBNA America Challenge Championship on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

The California Challenge winner receives an invitation to the Grade 1, $300,000 MBNA America Challenge Championship on Nov. 1 at Los Alamitos.

Whosleavingwho, owned by Jim Geiler and Kim Kessinger, will be defending his title in this year's Grade 1, $500,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos. He won the 2002 Champion of Champions to secure the co-world championship he shares with Streakin Sin Tacha.

Whosleavingwho, trained by Paul Jones, has won three straight races, with his last defeat being a second-place finish behind 2000 world champion A Ransom in the Los Alamitos Championship on Oct. 12.

Your First Moon, the 2001 champion 2-year-old, is looking for her first stakes win since the 2001 Los Alamitos Million. She won her 2003 debut, an allowance race, and has since been defeated in two stakes appearances.

VanBebber pair in Delta Challenge

Trainer Janet VanBebber will be represented by 2002 Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby winner Panther Mountain and TQHA Stakes winner Big Red Tequila in the Grade 2, $67,590 MBNA America East Challenge at Delta Downs on Saturday night.

Panther Mountain won an allowance race in his Delta Downs debut on May 16.

Big Red Tequila is making his first 2003 start after winning two of four starts last year.

Zookie Street, trained by Heath Taylor, fits well in the East Challenge. He won three stakes last year and comes off a win in the 350-yard Cajun Sprint Handicap on April 27 at Delta Downs.

Telle All fastest qualifier

Telle All, unraced as a 2-year-old, has the fastest qualifying time to the Grade 3, $40,860 Bayer Legend Central Challenge for 3-year-olds on Sunday at Canterbury Park.

Telle All is making his fourth career start after winning his trial in 20.424 seconds for the 400 yards. The five-fastest qualifiers came out of that trial on May 18.

Denim N Diamonds dies

R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard's two-time champion Denim N Diamonds, 26, died last week at the Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif, and was buried there.

Denim N Diamonds won 25 of 35 starts, including 10 stakes races. She won the 1981 Champion of Champions and was trained by the late Don Farris.

Denim N Diamonds produced five winners, including Grade 1 winner Star of Sierra Leone.