11/25/2004 12:00AM

Filly sprint matches top trainers


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - With just two days remaining at the meet, it's still not clear who will end up being the leading trainer at Hastings. Dino Condilenios, who won his first training title last season, has two more wins than perennial leader Harold Barroby. The outcome of the second race Saturday, a $25,000 optional sprint for 3-year-old fillies, could have a big impact on who wins the title.

There is plenty of early speed in the field and the shape of the race could favor Katelyn's Star. Trained by Barroby, Katelyn's Star is the leading money winner in the field and she should appreciate a substantial drop in class.

A daughter of Silver Fox, Katelyn's Star is coming off of four straight routes, but her only win was at 6 1/2 furlongs in a $25,000 maiden race Aug. 21. Since her win she's been running against much tougher company then she'll be facing Saturday, and with the addition of blinkers, it's likely that Katelyn's Star will show more speed than usual. Barroby wins at an excellent 30-percent clip when he adds blinkers. Jake Barton will ride.

Condilenios will saddle Sindi's Success, who may be the favorite. A daughter of Regal Intention, Sindi's Success has been a gem of consistency throughout her 12-race career. She has won three races, has hit the board nine times, and has never been worse than fourth. She has more early speed than Katelyn's Star but she's capable of stalking.