07/27/2006 12:00AM

Favorites perfect at Delaware


Two-time stakes winner Urban Guy faces a challenge from horse-for-the-course Master of Disaster in Saturday's $54,000 Oh Say Stakes at Delaware Park.

The six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds drew a field of 10, including a three-horse coupled entry.

Urban Guy, trained by Tim Ritchey, won the Mountain Valley at Oaklawn Park in February and the Fran "Jock" LaBelle Memorial at Delaware in early May. He returns to his home track, where he is 3 for 3, after being well beaten in the Grade 3 Hirsch Jacobs at Pimlico and the Ziggys Boy at Belmont Park.

Master of Disaster boasts a 4-for-4 record at Delaware, but is 0 for 4 everywhere else. He hasn't hit the board in three stakes tries since finishing second in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special last July 28. In his most recent start, two weeks ago, Master of Disaster wired a field of older optional claimers by 4 1/4 lengths.

In the only previous meeting between the two leading contenders in the Oh Say, last fall's Huntington at Aqueduct, Urban Guy finished 9 1/4 lengths ahead of Master of Disaster.

Mike'sgoodandtough was only 1 1/4 lengths behind Urban Guy in the LaBelle and 1 3/4 lengths in back of him in the Hirsch Jacobs. He hasn't won, however, in his last six starts.

The three-horse entry, owned by Robert Cole, includes Clinton Harbor Md, who has won his last two starts by a combined 23 1/4 lengths, and Shamss, who has been first or second in five of his last six races.

Colonial: Live pedigree play

Dreaming of Anna will be favored off her impressive maiden win in Chicago, but pedigree players looking for value in the $60,000 Tippett for 2-year-old fillies at Colonial Downs would be wise to take a long look at Changeisgonnacome.

Although she is one of four maidens in a 13-horse field going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf, Changeisgonnacome has a license to outrun her 10-1 morning-line odds.

Notably, Changeisgonnacome is a half-sister to Little Miss Pamela, a foal of 2000 who was 3 for 4 on grass at Colonial, including a 5 3/4-length victory in the 2002 Tippett and a win in the 2003 Oakley.

Changeisgonnacome is trained by Mike Trombetta, whose 1-for-23 record at Colonial belies his overall 21 percent success overall this season.

Dreaming of Anna, who will be making her turf debut after scoring a four-length win in a rapidly run 4 1/2-furlong maiden race at Arlington Park in May, has a strong pedigree for grass, too.

Her full brother, the 3-year-old Lewis Michael, won the Grand Canyon as a juvenile on the Churchill Downs turf and placed third in the Grade 3 Tropical Park Derby on the grass at Calder.

Two others with superior Tomlinson ratings for turf are Pure Fantasy, who easily defeated maiden claimers at Colonial in her career debut, and Flying Kiwi, who most recently defeated straight maidens on dirt at Philadelphia Park.