03/29/2007 12:00AM

Hamm is holding three aces


Trainer Tim Hamm holds a strong hand in Saturday's $50,000 Royal North Stakes, the first of four stakes to be run during the winter-spring meet at Beulah Park.

The Royal North, a six-furlong stakes for 3-year-old Ohio-bred fillies, drew a field of 11, including two entries.

Hamm's undefeated entry of Cruise Liner and Magg's Choice will attempt to upset Mini Mom, a multiple stakes winner last year. Mini Mom is also trained by Hamm.

Cruise Liner, a Salt Lake filly, was an impressive maiden winner locally two weeks ago, scoring by 21 3/4 lengths. Her stablemate, Magg's Choice, is 2 for 2. She won her maiden last year at Mountaineer Race Track, and then took an allowance at Beulah.

Mini Mom won two Ohio-bred stakes last year, but was upset by the undefeated Laird's Prize at Beulah two weeks ago.

Laird's Prize is 2 for 2 at Beulah and is trained by Doug Cowans.

Trainer Kris Nemann has three fillies in the race, the coupled entry of Looks the Part and Do Ya Savvy, as well as Hot Food to Go.

Cincy Sin, Spirit of Fire, Leah Grape, and Baby Back Rib complete the field.