11/05/2009 12:00AM

Hamm has double filly threat


GROVE CITY, Ohio - Tim Hamm looks to be holding all the cards when seven Ohio-accredited 2-year-old fillies start in the $55,000 Glacial Princess at Beulah Park on Saturday.

Hamm sends two fillies out in the one-mile event, and a case can be made for both. Haba Heart is still a maiden but has run well in stakes company her past two outs. In the John W. Galbreath Memorial on Best of Ohio Day, Oct. 3, she ran fourth, beaten 3 1/2 lengths going 1 1/16 miles. In her last out, here on Oct. 24, she ran fourth over a muddy track against ohio-accredited boys in the Ohio Freshman. Hamm will add blinkers for the Glacial Princess. Azael Deleon retains the mount.

Cowgirls Rule is the other Hamm entrant. One of two winners in the field, Cowgirls Rule won her maiden by nine lengths in June at River Downs. Haba Heart finished third to her in that race. Because few were nominated to the Glacial Princess, Beulah's racing secretary, Ed Vomacka, received permission from the Ohio Racing Commission to uncouple all entries, including Haba Heart and Cowgirls Rule.

Cowgirls Rule has been off since late August after weakening in a pair of Ohio-registered stakes. Louis Stokes will ride for the first time.

Accredited Ohio-breds are a more restrictive group than Ohio-registered, as both the sire and dam must be in Ohio.