06/01/2010 11:00PM

Daring Attraction the main threat


Daring Attraction should handle the jump in class when he runs in Friday's featured race at Northlands Park. The $13,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up going six furlongs drew seven.

Trained by Riley Rycroft, Daring Attention didn't break sharply but was still good enough to win a $10,000 claiming race going 3 1/2 furlongs in his first start at Northlands on May 15. It was also Daring Attraction's first race over dirt. All of his previous races came over the Polytrack surface at Woodbine, where he won five of nine starts for earnings of $145,921. He was a terror in 2008, winning four of his six starts and finishing second twice. Last year, Daring Attraction raced only three times, and he was turned out for the season after winning a $16,000 claiming race June 19.

Daring Attraction has good speed, but Quincy Welch can choose to put him on the lead or stalk Chiniki. Either way, he looks like the one to beat.

The main threat appears to be Light of Gold, who is coming off of a third-place finish at Fonner Park in a $7,500 claiming race April 11 for trainer Jim Meyaard.

Trainer Tim Rycroft has entered Shouldabeendrinkin and From the Hill. Shouldabeendrinkin won 5 of 10 starts at Northlands last year and runs well fresh. He won his debut at Prairie Meadows in 2008 and won coming off a long layoff at Northlands last year.