06/03/2004 11:00PM

'Control' has pace advantage


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Lost All Control could be tough to catch in the eighth race at Hastings Sunday. Lost All Control led all the way to win her last start, and a moderate pace is likely in this 6 1/2-furlong sprint for older fillies and mares running for a top claiming price of $15,000.

Lost All Control, who is trained by Rick Kamps, has won 6 of her 31 starts and she's led from start to finish in most of her wins. She did come from slightly off the pace to win a $15,000 optional race last November, and if Free My Soul and West Coast Fun elect to gun for the lead, leading rider Pedro Alvarado has options aboard Lost All Control.

Always Annie's appears to be the main threat. She has the best last-race Beyer Speed Figure and it could have been higher if she didn't have to steady early in the race. She was bothered by Chicka Hermosa, who was subsequently disqualifed and placed second behind Always Annie's. Last season, Always Annie's lone win came in a maiden special weight event, but she did place third behind Dancewithavixen in the Liberation Stakes. She'll be ridden by Fernando Serna and is trained by Cindy Krasner, who has also entered Proactive.

Krasner's husband, Sam, rode both Always Annie's and Proactive in their last outings, and he chose to ride Proactive, who finished third to Vienneta in a $20,000 claiming sprint May 24. That was her first start at the meet.

In another interesting jockey move, Felipe Valdez jumps off of Lost All Control to ride West Coast Fun, whom he rode when she finished eighth in a $25,000 claiming race May 9.