05/27/2010 12:00AM

Down Town Allen returns


Down Town Allen, a three-time stakes winner at Charles Town last season, makes her first start as a 3-year-old in Saturday night's $50,000 Its Binn Too Long Stakes at Charles Town.

Owned and trained by John Casey, Down Town Allen will be facing six other West Virginia-bred 3-year-old fillies in the 4 1/2-furlong stakes, including her coupled stablemate I Got a Answer, winner of the West Virginia Futurity last fall.

In preparation for her first start since December, Down Town Allen has worked four times in the last month, highlighted by a four-furlong bullet from the gate in 46 seconds on May 14. She is 2 for 6 in short sprints, and lost another apparent victory when she was disqualified and placed seventh after finishing 7 1/2 lengths in front of her closest rival in the $126,000 Triple Crown Nutrition on the West Virginia Breeders Classics program.

Silver Cub, who beat Down Town Allen in the Golden Gull last September but finished far back of her in two other meetings, also makes her first start of the season.

Autumn Affair, who did not begin her career until April 1, steps up to stakes company for the first time after winning 2 of 3 starts.

Lolibop, who finished a length in front of Down Town Allen when they met going seven furlongs in December, is a neck shy of being 4 for 4 in her career. She is 2 for 2 in short sprints locally and won her only start this year, a seven-furlong race against open company in March.