11/05/2004 12:00AM

Distance the question for 'Blurr'


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - What a Blurr surprised a lot of people when she galloped to a 5 3/4-length win over the 3 1/2-furlong Nursery Course in her debut Oct. 3. Her trainer, Lance Giesbrecht, certainly wasn't expecting that type of performance, but he's hoping the speedy daughter of Real West is good enough to carry her speed 6 1/2 furlongs when she takes on eight other 2-year-olds in an optional starter race at Hastings Sunday.

Giesbrecht wasn't worried about losing What a Blurr via the claim box when he entered her for $25,000.

"She never really showed us that much," he said. "I certainly wasn't trying to steal a race. I just thought she was a claiming horse. I have a different opinion now, though. She's a runner."

Jake Barton will ride.

Fillies beat colts and geldings on a regular basis at 3 1/2 furlongs, but it's a different story when they stretch out to 6 1/2 furlongs. What a Blurr could have her hands full with a couple of geldings that appear to be very live.

Hall Dancer has a win and two seconds in his three starts. In his last two outings he won a $25,000 maiden race at 3 1/2 furlongs Sept. 25 and set the pace before tiring to finish second in a 6 1/2 furlongs claiming race Oct. 23. He figures to be a lot tighter for Sunday's race.

C J Come Home couldn't keep up with One Special Hoss in a three-turn allowance race Oct. 24 or to Notis Otis in the Jack Diamond Futurity. But he did finish third in the New Westminster Stakes.