07/20/2012 2:01PM

Hastings: Cry Cry Cry tries to rebound off disqualification


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The connections of Cry Cry Cry had every reason to shed tears after she was much the best but had her number taken down for causing interference out of the gate in a $25,000 claiming sprint for fillies and mares July 1. She’ll try to make amends when she stretches out to a mile and a sixteenth in Sunday’s feature at Hastings. The $25,000 claiming race for fillies and mares drew seven horses and Cry Cry Cry is the horse they will have to catch and beat.

Trained by Rosann Anderson, Cry Cry Cry looked like a winner every step of the way when she finished first in her last race. Considering how much damage she caused coming out of the gate it was an easy decision for the stewards to move her behind fourth-place finisher Dashing Daisy, who took the worst of it when Cry Cry Cry veered right coming out of the gate. It was a strong performance, however, and she has won going around three turns so the added distance shouldn’t present a problem. She also looks like the main speed in the field, gets in light with apprentice rider Alex Marti riding, and could be tough to get past if she breaks on top.

Dashing Daisy is looking to regain the form that earned her the award for top older filly or mare in the province last year. Trained by Troy Taylor, Dashing Daisy won two stakes last year and finished third in the Grade 3 Ballerina. If she runs well here she could go on to defend her title in the B.C. Distaff on B.C. Cup Day on Aug. 6. That is a big if, though, as she hasn’t finished in the top three in any of her races this year. Nonetheless, this could be the spot for her to get untracked. She has good tactical speed, drew the rail, and should be sitting just off Cry Cry Cry during the early stages of the race.

My Bailout is the sharpest horse in the field but is taking a substantial jump in class. Trained by William La Vanway, My Bailout has won her last three and looked very strong winning a $7,500 claiming race going 6 1/2 furlongs June 17. She is a bit suspect at the distance, however. In all three of her route attempts she faded badly.

Random Highs looked good winning a $15,000 claiming race going a mile and a sixteenth July 8. It was her third win at the meet.