08/01/2007 11:00PM

Clydes send strong one-two punch


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Contention runs deep in the seventh race at Hastings Saturday, a $15,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up that drew seven horses. It's hard to say which horse will be favored in the 1 1/16-mile race.

The Doug Clyde-owned and Terry Clyde-trained entry of Looking After Biz and Dalton Green should receive plenty of support.

Dalton Green has a very good record at the distance. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding, Dalton Green has won three races and finished second twice in his seven starts at 1 1/16 miles. He's coming off of a close fourth behind Newton John in a 1 1/8-mile $8,000 starter race July 21.

Dalton Green will be ridden by Richard Hamel.

Looking After Biz is a very capable sprinter, but he's never gone farther than 6 1/2 furlongs. In his last start, Looking After Biz came from just off the pace to beat Agro by a half-length in an $11,000 claiming race at 6 1/2 furlongs.

With his tactical speed sprinting, Looking After Biz may go right for the lead under Keveh Nicholls.

After a second-place finish behind Looking After Biz, Agro came back to win a similar race July 27, when he was claimed by trainer Harold Barroby. Agro is proven at the distance, and he's certainly capable of winning here.

Osolucky finished a close second at this level July 1 and then finished fourth in a very tough $25,000 claiming race that was won by Golden Pursuit July 20.