06/23/2005 11:00PM

Filly Desert Glory looks too tough for the boys


Only one of the six horses entered in Sunday's $15,000 Yavapai County Arizona Breeders Futurity at Yavapai Downs has won a race. The filly Desert Glory will be a prohibitive favorite in the five-furlong event for 2-year-olds on the strength of her two wins, including one on this track.

Owned by Jeannette Kellam and trained by Larry Wells, Desert Glory graduated at Turf Paradise April 30, defeating males. She then shipped here and again faced males June 11, cruising to an 11-length victory over Duck and Cover and Artic Love, two of her foes Sunday.

Carl Williams rides Desert Glory.

Duck and Cover was making his debut when he faced Desert Glory. He's certainly eligible to improve with that race under his belt, and he did end up over five lengths clear of third. Duck and Cover is trained by Dennis Sowers and will be ridden by Adolfo Rodriguez.

Rebuck has shown talent. A son of Buck Strider, Rebuck made his career debut at Santa Anita but found those waters too deep. Since then, he has finished third, second and third at Turf Paradise, before finishing a distant second in an allowance race here June 11.

Trained by Glen Wasson, Rebuck boasts a bullet work of four furlongs in 47.60 seconds here June 18. Berkley Packer rides.