09/21/2006 12:00AM

Harwood closing in on juvenile win record


Trainer Doris Harwood will shoot for her 14th 2-year-old win at the Emerald Downs meeting Saturday, when she sends out Pine Street Boy in the feature, a six-furlong test for $12,500 claimers. The race has drawn a field of six juveniles.

Harwood is pursuing the record of 16 2-year-old wins in a single meeting, which trainer Bud Klokstad established here in 1996, and Pine Street Boy has a good chance to help her achieve that goal. A son of Peterhof who races for R. A. Rizzo Inc., Pine Street Boy is coming off a front-running win over $7,500 maidens in his third start Aug. 25, when he covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:18.60 to prevail by nearly two lengths. Before his maiden win, Pine Street Boy made two starts at the $12,500 maiden level, finishing second in his debut July 13 and then fifth after breaking slowly July 28.

Pine Street Boy's main rival Saturday, Platinum Katillac, also contributed to Harwood's juvenile win total. Platinum Katillac won his debut against $7,500 rivals for Harwood on July 30, when he was claimed by trainer Dan Markle for D K M Stables. A son of Katowice, Platinum Katillac came back to run sixth against $20,000 starter allowance company on Aug. 11, when he raced wide on the turn. He is dropping significantly on Saturday and should pose a threat with a return to the form he displayed in his debut.

Also of interest is Show Us Ryan, who lures rider Juan Gutierrez off two rivals. A Cisco Road gelding trained by Jose Navarro, Show Us Ryan defeated $12,500 maidens before running fifth at the $25,000 claiming level in his last start Sept. 4.