09/27/2005 11:00PM

Familiar foes meet at one mile


AUBURN, Wash. - Mister Doeny and West Seattle Boy will be rematched in Friday's Emerald Downs feature, a one-mile race for $15,000 claimers that has drawn a field of eight older horses.

Mister Doeny, a 5-year-old from the barn of trainer Dayson Lavanway, and West Seattle Boy, a 6-year-old trained by Rigoberto Velasquez, met under identical conditions here on Sept. 18. On that day, Mister Doeny got up to score by a half-length over West Seattle Boy in 1:37. It was the fourth win from eight starts at the meeting for Mister Doeny, who boasts a career record of 9 wins from 26 outings, including four wins at a mile.

Prior to finishing second, West Seattle Boy had won back-to-back races, including a victory over $15,000 rivals at 6 1/2 furlongs. West Seattle Boy has won 3 of 7 starts at the meeting, 11 of 43 in his career, and is 4 for 11 at a mile.

West Seattle Boy will race coupled with Wally Ballou, who is also trained by Velasquez. The trainer claimed Wally Ballou out of his last outing on Sept. 5, when he just missed against $7,500 rivals after 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.20.

Also dangerous is Cleard for Action, who is coming off a narrow miss against win machine Itstufftobegood in the 1 3/4-mile finale of the track's marathon series on Sept. 18. Cleard for Action defeated $10,000 rivals at 1 1/16 miles in his prior outing.

The sleeper might be Two Under Par, who looms as the likely pacesetter after a pair of sharp tries at six furlongs.