07/12/2006 11:00PM

Fair Meadows: 'Cowboy' ready now

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Outlaw Cowboy has proved his versatility in regard to racing surface and running style, and that should serve him well when he takes on defending champ Herecomesthemannow in the $45,000 Route 66 at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Okla.

The 6 1/2-furlong race is for Oklahoma-breds and it drew a field of nine, including multiple stakes winner George Taylor.

Outlaw Cowboy is looking for his first stakes win. He will be moving back to dirt following a fourth-place finish on turf last out in a tough optional claimer at Lone Star Park. That race was his first start since Nov. 26, when he finished second in the $40,000 Governor's Cup on dirt at Remington Park.

Outlaw Cowboy has won seven races, with four of those wins on dirt and three on turf. His wins have come wire-to-wire and from a stalking position and he figures to be close to the pace Saturday. Trainer Roger Engel has given the mount to Mike Fretz.

Leading jockey Curtis Kimes rides Herecomesthemannow, who is 3 for 4 at Fair Meadows. The horse is returning to the statebred ranks off a stakes-placing for trainer Debbie Dyer.