05/13/2009 11:00PM

Concert Music must prove she's real deal


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Concert Music will be out to prove her sensational debut was no fluke when she runs in the feature race at Hastings Saturday. The first-level allowance race for 3-year-old fillies drew nine horses and goes as the seventh race.

There is a $50,000 claiming option on the 6 1/2-furlong sprint, but after her dominating win in a $15,000 maiden race on May 2, Concert Music's asking price is considerably higher.

Concert Music, who is trained by John Snow, is taking a big step up in class. If the 84 Beyer Speed Figure she received for her striking win on May 2 is any indication, however, she will be tough to beat on Saturday. Compare that to the next best figure posted by a 3-year-old filly at the meet, 78, which was earned by What R the Odds for her win in the Emerald Downs Stakes last Sunday.

Snow is hoping Concert Music turns out to be the real deal.

"She seemed like just an average horse leading up to her first start and that's why we ran her for a tag," said Snow. "I made a couple of minor changes just before her final work and she really seemed to improve. We'll give her a rattle and see where she goes from here."

Fernando Perez rides Concert Music.

Seashell, who was stakes placed as a 2-year-old, has good speed and is adding blinkers after tiring in her initial start of the year. She drew the rail and will likely be sent right to the front.

Liz's Broom came from off the pace to just miss in a $25,000 claiming race on April 25 and should have plenty of speed to run at here.