09/04/2003 11:00PM

Floater might wire this field to stay perfect


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Floater, undefeated in two career starts, will attempt to stretch his speed around two turns while dropping into Ohio-bred company for the first time in Sunday's $75,000 Juvenile Stakes at Thistledown at 1 1/16 miles.

Floater won at first asking going 4 1/2 furlongs at Mountaineer on Aug. 10, then two weeks later shipped to River Downs and romped to a 4 3/4-length win going six furlongs.

Both wins came over muddy racing strips and against open company. He is the likely pacesetter Sunday, and is capable of wiring this field. Mike Rowland rode Floater in his two starts and will ride again for trainer Tim Girten. All starters will carry 118 pounds.

Dawn's Revenge has won one of his four career starts, last trip to the post, here on Aug. 27, when trainer Jerry Sparks stretched him out to the one-mile distance. He led every step of the way, and drew off late to a comfortable 3 1/2-length win against statebred maidens. Lyndon Hannigan has the mount.

Crypto's Prospect won his last start, and before that was second behind the talented filly Ding Thing in River Downs's six-furlong Hoover. His breeding suggests that the distance should be in Crypto's Prospect's scope, and he should be a strong factor under Huber Villa-Gomez.