06/29/2012 3:28PM

Hastings: Cry Cry Cry ready for big run on Sunday


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Cry Cry Cry looks primed for a big effort in her second start at the meet and could be the one in a $25,000 claiming race for fillies and mares that will serve as Sunday’s feature at Hastings. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint drew eight horses and appears to be a highly competitive event.

Cry Cry Cry, trained by Rosann Anderson. forced an honest pace before tiring to finish third in a $35,000 optional race won by Terlani May 26. Terlani came back to score an upset in the $50,000 Vancouver Sun June 17. Cry Cry Cry was coming off a fifth-place finish in a $30,000 optional sprint won by Notis Her at Turf Paradise June 11 and may have needed the race.

Using different styles, Cry Cry Cry won a couple of $35,000 optional claiming races at Hastings last year. She dueled with Sweet N Sour early and held off Dashing Daisy late in her first win, and came from a stalking position to beat Otero and Notis Her in her second score.

Cry Cry Cry has had three solid works leading up to Sunday’s race, and with her good tactical speed Pedro Alvarado has more than one option on how to ride her.

Camino has good speed from the rail, and Notis Her is also quick and will likely be used early to get a good position from her outside post.

Trained by Jim Brown, Camino was a sharp front-running winner for $12,500 June 8, and the 70 Beyer Speed Figure she earned is the highest last-race figure in the field. In her best race as a 3-year-old last year she finished second in the B.C. Cup Dogwood. Camino raced in Turf Paradise with trainer Phil Hall this winter and won a $16,000 claiming race for nonwinners of three March 26.

Notis Her, trained by Barbara Heads, won two $35,000 optional claiming sprints at Turf Paradise before forcing the issue early and tiring to finish fifth in a $35,000 optional race here April 22.

Heads has also entered Jezebelle, who set the pace before finishing sixth in the same race Cry Cry Cry exits. It was her first start since she won a 1 1/16-mile first-level allowance race last Aug. 31.

If Dashing Daisy regains the form she had last year when she won six races, including the Delta Colleen and B.C. Cup Distaff, they aren’t going to beat her. Trained by Troy Taylor, she has been pretty dull in her three races this year, however. In her latest race she finished fourth in a 1 1/16-mile $35,000 optional race June 10.

Dearest Princess, Random Highs and Flame a Feu round out the field.