08/23/2006 11:00PM

Columbus: Plaer's Trump has much promise


Plaer's Trump can live up to her potential when she heads a field of eight 2-year-olds in the $12,500-added Club House Special at six furlongs at Columbus.

Plaer's Trump, trained by Herb Riecken, made her debut in the State Fair Futurity at Lincoln on July 2. After racing greenly early and dropping back to last soon after the start, she rallied very strongly through the short stretch with Terry McGee aboard in an apparent winning move. Less than 70 yards from the wire, Plaer's Trump pulled herself up into a tight hole along the rail and unseated McGee, then fell in a scary-looking incident.

She redeemed herself at Lincoln on Aug. 6 in another eventful race. Plaer's Trump was just off the early pace through the first turn, when the leader and another horse bolted. Plaer's Trump inherited a sizable lead, drawing off to a 12 3/4-length maiden win.

On Saturday she will face My Secret Star and You and I Are Wild in the six-furlong Club House.

My Secret Star has made six starts this year. Following a second in the Capitol City Futurity on July 16 at Lincoln, My Secret Star finished third against optional claiming company at Prairie Meadows.

You and I Are Wild won the State Fair Futurity in his only start.