06/18/2008 11:00PM

Dancing Allstar stands out


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Dancing Allstar will be a short-priced favorite in the fillies division of the $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes at Hastings on Saturday. To be eligible to the 6o1/2-furlong feature, a horse must have gone through a Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society sale.

Dancing Allstar paid $2.20 when she won the $53,000 Emerald Downs at Hastings on Mayo17 and again appears to be a standout. Because of her dominance, no show wagering will be offered.

Trained by Terry Jordan, Dancing Allstar earned an 88 Beyer Speed Figure in the Emerald Downs. The best any of the competition ever has gotten is a 73, by Remarkable Miss.

Dancing Allstar was the champion 2-year-old filly in Canada in 2007, and she wasn't tested in either of her two wins this year. Carrying 122 pounds, she is the highweight in the race, but she isn't adding any weight off her dominating Emerald Downs win.

Leading rider Mario Gutierrez retains the mount.

Remarkable Miss is the only other stakes winner in the field. She won a six-furlong $75,000 optional claiming race easily on May 19, but her trainer, Barb Heads, is realistic about upsetting Dancing Allstar.

"We really don't have any other options with her," Heads said. "My filly is pretty nice horse, and don't forget Big Brown got beat. I'm not saying we're going to beat Dancing Allstar, but you have to have that attitude."