02/04/2005 1:00AM

'Glory' has upset in mind again


PORTLAND, Ore. - A quality field of nine Quarter Horses will square off in Sunday's 350-yard featured allowance, an early-bird card at Portland Meadows. The program begins at 11:05 a.m., two hours earlier than normal, to accommodate fans who wish to be home in time to watch the 3:30 p.m. kickoff for the Super Bowl.

My Crowning Glory will be out to prove that her recent win in the 350-yard Director's Handicap was not a fluke. A 5-year-old mare owned and trained by Wayne Burger, My Crowning Glory was dismissed at 15-1 in the Director's, but won by 1 1/4 lengths in a rapid 18.04. It was the first stakes win for My Crowning Glory, who has scored three times from 17 career outings.

My Crowning Glory figures to be tested by Mr Eye Will, who lost his chance in the Director's after hitting the gate at the start to fall well behind the field. Trained by John Harris, Mr Eye Will was a stakes winner here last season and has nine career wins from 25 starts.

Also dangerous is Traffic a Tac, who has not raced since last June at Boise, where he lost his rider in the Grade 3 Bitterroot Derby.

He won the Grade 3 Far West Futurity here as a juvenile, though, and boasts four wins from 13 career starts.

The lone 3-year-old in Sunday's field is Easy Kipa Dash, who will be taking on older rivals for the first time after finishing a close third to One Fast Trick in the Far West Futurity on Dec. 18.