07/05/2007 12:00AM

Delaware: Hesa Big Star gets class test


Hesa Big Star, who has been in front at every call in his only two starts on grass, steps up to face stakes company for the first time in the $55,000 Mo Bay, a five-furlong turf sprint at Delaware Park.

Based in Maryland with trainer Howie Wolfendale, the 5-year-old Hesa Big Star was strictly a dirt horse for the first 17 races of his career. Switched to the grass for his only two starts this year, Hesa Big Star has twice led wire to wire, but lost one victory when he was disqualified to fourth for drifting out and causing interference.

The other dangerous speed in the race capable of testing Hesa Big Star are Bingobear, who is winless in his last five starts dating back to last September, and Sandys Gold, who won a minor stakes at Atlantic City three starts ago.

If the speedsters burn each other out, Winzalot, who came from off the pace to win an optional claimer at Monmouth Park last time out, or Mr Mutter, freshened since two sharp races at Pimlico in May, are quite capable of winning in this spot.