09/14/2006 12:00AM

Don't let the losses fool you


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - What a Blurr hasn't won a race this year, but she still looks like the one to beat in the $50,000 Delta Colleen at Hastings on Saturday. A 1 1/16-mile race, the Delta Colleen is for fillies and mares and attracted nine horses.

Trained by Steve Henson, What a Blurr is coming off a second-place finish to Monashee in the B.C. Cup Distaff on Aug. 7, when she earned a career-best 88 Beyer Speed Figure, easily the top last-race figure in the Delta Colleen field. The B.C. Cup Distaff was her second straight second-place finish behind Monashee, who is the best filly or mare in western Canada.

What a Blurr will be ridden by Chad Hoverson on Saturday, and Henson said he really likes the way What a Blurr is coming into the Delta Colleen.

"She's really come around since we cut out a quarter crack," said Henson. "I'm not sure how the race will shape up, but with Monashee sitting this one out, she should be a little closer to the pace without Chad having to use her as much."

Socorro County is the top money earner in the field. She is coming off a fourth-place finish to Monashee in the City of Edmonton Distaff at Northlands Park on Aug. 26. She looked sharp when she worked five furlongs in 1:00.60 on Tuesday.

Storm Forcast could move forward off her upset win in the 6 1/2-furlong Cover Girl on Aug. 19.

Karis Makaw ships in from Emerald Downs off a second to Queenledo in the Emerald Downs Breeders' Cup Distaff on Aug. 20.