08/06/2003 11:00PM

Distinct Vision eyes upset win


Distinct Vision, a former claimer who has easily won his last two starts, both in allowance company, seeks his first stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Larry R. Riviello President's Cup at Philadelphia Park.

Thirteen 3-year-olds were entered in the mile and 70-yard President's Cup.

Gimmeawink, the likely favorite, has been competing in stakes all year and has been facing tougher horses. An Elusive Quality colt, Gimmeawink is tough on his home court at Delaware Park, but might be worth taking a shot against in his first start at Philadelphia Park.

Rodrigo Madrigal Jr. rides Gimmeawink, who drew post 8.

Distinct Vision was claimed by trainer Mike Pino in March at the Fair Grounds for $25,000. The Jules gelding has won three of his four starts since then, including back-to-back romps in allowance races at Delaware Park.

Distinct Vision has been ridden by Ramon Dominguez in his last three starts, but Dominguez is named on horses at Mountaineer on Saturday. Pino left the mount open on Distinct Vision, who drew the rail.

Cointreau is proven at the distance and would benefit from a muddy track.

Implicit, trained by Dick Small, is 2 for 2 in sprints. A Broad Brush colt out of a Stop the Music mare, Implicit is bred to go a distance.

Trapped Again made a nice return to the races at Delaware Park July 20 when he won a first-level allowance race by 5 1/4 lengths. The son of Deputy Commander is 2 for 2 since trainer Mike Gorham equipped him with blinkers in a maiden race at Gulfstream Park in January.

Sharing the card with the President's Cup is the $50,000-added Pistol Packer Handicap, a 1 1/16-mile race for statebreds.

Nine fillies and mares entered the Pistol Packer, including Mum's Gold, a winner of her last five starts.

Mum's Gold, who is based at Philadelphia Park with trainer Chris Landicini Jr., won the Glass Slipper on the Claiming Crown card at Canterbury Park on July 19 . She carried 124 pounds in the Glass Slipper and sheds six pounds in the Pistol Packer.

Nick Santagata rides Mum's Gold, who drew the rail.