05/20/2011 1:36PM

Hastings: Mizz Shakin may be due


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Vancouver Canucks fever has taken a firm hold on the city, and because of the noon starting time for the Canucks-San Jose Sharks playoff game, post time at Hastings on Sunday has been moved to 3:20 p.m. Pacific.

Trainer Harold Barroby is hoping Mizz Shakin is due for some luck when she runs in a first-level $30,000 optional claiming race that will serve as the feature race. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint for fillies and mares drew six horses and appears to be wide open. It has been scheduled to run at 6:16 p.m.

In her last three races, Mizz Shakin made strong late moves but had to settle for second. Most recently, Mizz Shakin lagged behind a hotly contested pace before moving into contention at the top of the stretch in a similar race April 30. The only horse she was in front of after the first quarter-mile was Finality Philly, who was the eventual winner. Once again there should be an honest pace, and Mizz Shakin appears to have an excellent chance of winning her first race since she edged Borgatello by a head in a first-level $25,000 optional claiming race at 1 1/16 miles Sept. 13, 2009. She started only twice last year and was sent home following a second-place finish behind multiple stakes winner Wind Storm May 30.

Isaias Cardenas retains the mount.

Cry Cry Cry and Sweet N Sour look like serious threats.

Trained by Troy Taylor, Cry Cry Cry figures to take a big step forward in her second start this year. She will also appreciate the class relief after forcing an extremely fast pace before fading in the $50,000 Brighouse Belles on April 23. A winner of 5 of 11 starts, Cry Cry Cry may have tipped her hand with a sharp half-mile workout in 47.80 seconds May 18.

Sweet N Sour came up a bit short when she finished third to P. S. Touch Down in a first-level allowance race. Trained by Terry Clyde, Sweet N Sour was finely tuned when she cruised to a 2 3/4-length win in a $25,000 claiming race May 6.

Trainer Cindy Krasner has entered P. S. Touch Down and Wando Woman. P. S. Touch Down could be dangerous from a stalking position. Wando Woman has won sprinting but clearly wants more distance.

Notis Her drops to the level of her last win, which came on June 13, 2010.