02/12/2004 1:00AM

Delta: Blue Guru heads Sweetheart


Blue Guru already looked good on paper in a competitive $50,000 Sweetheart Stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday night, but with rain in the forecast, she looks even better.

"She moves way up on a sloppy track," said Joel Cunningham, who races Blue Guru with his father, Marv Cunningham.

The Sweetheart is a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares. It will be run around two turns at Delta.

Blue Guru faces nine others in the Sweetheart, with one of her chief threats being Miss Confusion, a 6 1/4-length winner of a $62,500 optional claimer last out at Fair Grounds. Others in the race include stakes winners Cielo Girl, Fuse It, Our Here Tiz, and Prized Amberpro, as well as Well Go Then, a former $15,000 claimer shooting for her fifth straight win Saturday night.

Blue Guru, who is based at Fair Grounds, won an allowance race at Oaklawn in her last start, and two horses she defeated, Due to Win and Salzurita, were to run back Saturday afternoon in the $50,000 Pippin.

Guy Smith has the mount on Blue Guru for trainer Shane Wilson.