02/24/2005 1:00AM

Fonner: S C King gets year rolling


S C King makes his seasonal debut when he heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered in the $10,000-added Bachman Stakes at a half-mile.

Trained by Lalita Ontiveros, S C King won three consecutive races last year, including the Club House Special at Columbus, but had his streak snapped in the Woodlands Juvenile, his last appearance of the year. S C King will have Armando Martinez in the irons when he breaks from post 7.

Although he is making his first start of the year, S C King had a solid gate work two weeks ago and should be ready for a solid effort.

Slews in Oz Now won his maiden in the Eureka Thoroughbred Futurity in his first career start last year, and S C King was among the horses he defeated. Trained by Joe Thomas, Slews in Oz Now has the benefit of a start under her belt this year, a solid second against nonwinners-of-three allowance company here opening weekend. Richard Vasquez has the call from post 1.

David Anderson will send out the uncoupled entry of Squawk Talk and Cork the Barber. Squawk Talk was brought in from California and won her maiden here on opening weekend. Perry Compton has the mount from post 4. Cork the Barber, named the 2-year-old colt of the year at last weekend's Nebraska Breeders' Awards Dinner, has not raced since his 10-length win in the Columbus Futurity last September. R.D. Williams will ride from post 5.