06/27/2006 11:00PM

Fairmount track report


Princess Paster left little doubt that she is one of the leading locally based mares when she scored an 8 1/2-length triumph in the $19,600 Table the Motion Handicap last Saturday. The co-highweight at 121 pounds, Princess Paster took control approaching the far turn and was never seriously challenged. Ridden by Argelio Velazquez, Princess Paster paid $7.20 as the second choice in the field of six.

* King of Chicago, a close second in the Claiming Crown Iron Horse last year at Canterbury, notched his first win in nearly 11 months when he captured a conditioned $3,200 claimer in last Friday's nightcap. The win was King of Chicago's first since being claimed for $5,000 by trainer Brent Sanders at Hoosier Park last September.

Though not among the top five leading trainers at Fairmount by wins, Sanders nonetheless is enjoying an outstanding meet. Through Tuesday's program, Sanders had trained 16 winners from 57 starters, a win rate of 28 percent.

King of Chicago was one of seven winners ridden by Rafael Hernandez over the Friday and Saturday programs. Hernandez continues to coast along toward the jockey title and was 27 wins ahead of Danesh Sukie through Tuesday. Hernandez took off his mounts Tuesday, but was named to ride eight races Friday.