02/17/2006 12:00AM

Glory' looks to remain unbeaten


PORTLAND, Ore. - My Crowning Glory will carry 128 pounds when she takes on nine challengers in Sunday's $6,000 Portland Meadows Quarter Horse Championship at 440 yards.

My Crowning Glory, a 6-year-old mare trained by Wayne Burger, will be seeking to remain undefeated through her sixth start at the current meet. Dating back to last season, she has won eight straight starts here. Her local win streak was interrupted by a pair of losses last summer in California.

My Crowning Glory tuned up for Sunday's assignment with a three-quarter length victory over allowance rivals in a 400-yard dash here on Feb. 5. Before that race, she carried 127 pounds to a head victory over Neava Boots in the 350-yard Director's Handicap on Jan. 8.

Neava Boots, a 4-year-old filly trained by William Willis, is among several horses in the field who have gotten close to My Crowning Glory in the course of her win streak. Zoomon, I Can See You Now, Eyes Okey, and Sneak Bac have also finished within a length of the divisional leader at the meet.

My Crowning Glory will face two new challengers. La Kangara, a 3-year-old filly, has won 3 of 5 starts and is coming off a pair of stakes wins against her peers. No Options Mister, an 11-year-old gelding, was claimed out of a win over $5,000 claimers by owner and trainer K.C. Carden out of his last start at Sunland Park on Feb. 3.