06/13/2012 11:46AM

Hastings: Commandress has experience at the distance


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Commandress looks as good as any in a $25,000 claiming race for 3-year-old fillies that will serve as Friday’s feature at Hastings. The mile and a sixteenth race drew six horses and Commandress is the only horse in the field that has attempted a middle distance. Post time for the first of 7 races is 7:15 p.m. Pacific.

Trained by Len Kasmerski, Comandress has more than tried going a middle distance, she won a $20,000 maiden-claiming race at one mile at Golden Gate March 18 prior to shipping to Hastings. In her first start in Vancouver she was last early before rallying to finish a distant third in a 6 1/2-furlong $25,000 claiming race May 27. In her only start at a mile and a sixteenth she finished third in a $20,000 maiden-claiming race at Golden Gate Feb. 25.

Commanderess was well back in her latest sprint but she was in a stalking position in her win at Golden Gate and with no real speed in the field it wouldn’t be surprising to see apprentice Marni Williams have her within striking range throughout.

Quistadorable figures to handle the new distance and she will appreciate the easier company after finishing last in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race May 27. Trained by Barbara Heads, Quistadorable was coming off a win in a $30,000 optional maiden claiming race April 21, and was seemingly overmatched in her last start. She is out of the mare Quistamira who won three route races, plus one of Quistadorable’s siblings, Galahad, is a two-time route winner.

Satellite Debris comes out of the same race as Quistadorable and she also ran a dull race, finishing seventh. Trained by Terry Clyde, Satellite Debris is looking for her first win since she was claimed by Clyde for $20,000 out of her debut last July. In her first start for Clyde she finished second in the $100,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity. Satellite Debris also ran well in her first start this year, a $50,000 optional claiming race April 22, while finishing second to Dance the Wind, but she tailed off in her next two races.

Doreen’s Delight was a sharp winner over Clarisse B in a $10,000 maiden claiming race June 1 and Clarisse B came back to win a $20,000 maiden claimer in her next start. Doreen’s Delight, trained by Harold Barroby, is bred for distance and could take a big step forward in her first try going around three turns.

Undo It and Long Lorrie round out the field.