07/10/2008 11:00PM

Experience should tell in Ladnesian


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – El Sinaloense figures to be a very short price in the $50,000 Ladnesian Stakes for 2-year-olds at Hastings on Sunday. The six-furlong feature drew a field of six-horses and goes as the eighth race.

Part of the reason El Sinaloense will be the odds-on favorite is that he has shown a lot of ability in his two starts. The other thing in his favor is that he is the only horse in the field who has actually started.

Trained by Juan Olmos, El Sinaloense had a rough trip when he debuted in a 3 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race on May 17. Breaking a step slowly, he was forced to steady early, then put on an impressive move to get up to finish second. El Sinaloense made no mistakes in his second start. He broke sharply and then drew off to post a three-length win over What R the Odds.

More impressive than his two races was his exceptional five-furlong work in 59 seconds on July 3. El Sinaloense went the first three furlongs in 35.40 and then galloped out six furlongs in 1:11.60.

Pedro Alvarado retains the mount on El Sinaloense.

The only filly in the race, Sunday Miss, has the pedigree to be a nice horse. She is by Grade 2 Peter Pan winner Sunday Break, and her only sibling, Better Be a Bully, has won 3 of her 7 starts.

“When it came up light we entered the race hoping to get some black type,” said her trainer, Barb Heads. “She can also run a bit.”