06/30/2005 11:00PM

Coleman to sort out top sophs


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The $40,000 Jim Coleman Province Handicap, which goes as the seventh race at Hastings Sunday, should help sort out who the leaders are in the local 3-year-old division. The 1 1/16-mile feature drew eight horses.

No Sox Fox and Spaghetti Mouse are both coming off of stakes wins and should receive some support. But this will be the first time No Sox Fox goes around three turns, and Spaghetti Mouse could have a hard time getting a good trip leaving from post 8.

Following No Sox Fox's win in the CTHS Sales Stakes June 19, his trainer, Bob Rohman, said that No Sox Fox was going to skip the Jim Coleman Province.

"He came out of the race in such good shape that we changed our minds," said Rohman. "We'll give him a good rest after he runs Sunday."

Because No Sox Fox wasn't expected to run, Justin Stein, who rode No Sox Fox in the CTHS Sales Stakes, had committed to ride Timely Brush. Richard Hamel picked up the mount on No Sox Fox.

Spaghetti Mouse, who is trained by Gary Demorest, won't get the same kind of trip that helped him win the Burnaby Breeders' Cup June 5. In the Burnaby, Spaghetti Mouse inherited the lead when Hall Dancer stumbled leaving the starting gate, but with both One Special Hoss and No Sox Fox in the field, it's not likely that Spaghetti Mouse will be in front early. Dave Wilson rides.