09/08/2005 12:00AM

Feu Express just needs good break


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Feu Express and Arizona Drifter are the only winners among the seven 2-year-olds entered in the colts and geldings division of the $60,000 CTHS Sales Stakes at Hastings Saturday. The 6 1/2-furlong race is restricted to horses who went through a Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (B.C. Division) sale.

Trained by Terry Jordan, Feu Express figures to be the favorite. A son of Feu d'Enfer, Feu Express is coming off of a fifth-place finish in an optional $50,000 sprint Aug. 13. Trip handicappers will throw that race out as he lost any realistic chance when he was bumped and then squeezed back just after leaving the starting gate. In his previous start, Feu Express finished a very good second as the favorite in the B.C. Cup Nursery Stakes. The winner of the B.C. Cup Nursery, Lukin Awesome, came back to win the New Westminster Stakes Aug. 28.

"We'll just forget about his last race," said Jordan. "He came out of it in good shape, though, and if he breaks okay, he should run his race."

Chad Hoverson rides.

Arizona Drifter, who is also by Feu d'Enfer, was the second choice in the B.C. Nursery, and he ran a good race, finishing a close fourth. Actually, Arizona Drifter has been competitive in all four of his starts. In his first two starts he finished second going 3 1/2 furlongs and then scored an impressive 7 3/4-length win over Celtic Warrior in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race July 16.