09/05/2007 11:00PM

Dancing Allstar a heavy favorite


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Dancing Allstar looks like the one they have to beat in the $60,000 CTHS Sales Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hastings Saturday. To be eligible to the 6 1/2-furlong Sales Stakes, horses had to have gone through a Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Sale where the full commission was paid.

Dancing Allstar has turned out to be quite the bargain for her owner, Bob Cheema, who bought her for $15,500 at last year’s local CTHS sale. Trained by Terry Jordan, Dancing Allstar has already earned $127,711, and if she runs her race in the Sales Stakes, she should add to that total.

Dancing Allstar looked like she could be any kind when she won the five-furlong My Dear Stakes at Woodbine by 6?3/4 lengths July 2. She had a hard time closing the deal, however, when she stretched out to six furlongs in the Colin Stakes and the Ontario Debutante. Taking clear leads into the stretch, she tired late, and both times she was nipped at the wire. Dancing Allstar did show that she’s capable of rating when she made a strong move from just off the pace to take the lead in the Ontario Debutante.

Mario Gutierrez will ride Dancing Allstar, who is facing weaker company here.

Barb Heads, who trains Remarkable Miss, is hoping that a speed duel will develop between Dancing Allstar and Sophisticated Sis.

In her second start, Remarkable Miss came from off the pace to win the B.C. Cup Debutante Aug. 6. She also rallied to finish second behind Call Me Tomorrow in her only other start, which came versus colts and geldings in the Ladnesian Stakes July 15.

Sophisticated Sis flashed very good speed before tiring to finish third in the Lassie Stakes Aug. 25.