04/27/2012 11:45AM

Hastings: Overvalued the one to run down in deep allowance race

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Overvalued will make her 4-year-old debut in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance on Sunday.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Overvalued is one they will have to catch in an $29,300 allowance race for fillies and mares that headlines an eight-race card at Hastings on Sunday. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint attracted seven stakes winners, including Dashing Daisy who was voted the 2011 champion older female in British Columbia.

Trained by Tracy McCarthy, Overvalued easily has the best speed in the field, and there isn’t any doubt she’ll have the lead during the early stages of the race. A 4-year-old filly by Forest Grove, Overvalued also has been extremely sharp while preparing for her first of the year and figures to come out running. She earned a bullet for her four-furlong move in a very fast 45.80 seconds April 22. Her five-furlong work in 59.80 seconds on April 15 was the second best of 63 recorded works at the distance. Overvalued started 2011 with a big effort in the $50,000 Boulevard Casino, where she set quick fractions in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint but gave way late to Castinette Dancer. A similar scenario followed in the Emerald Downs, before she carried her speed around three turns in the 1 1/16-mile Supernatural.

McCarthy is pleased with the way Overvalued is coming up to her first start since she set the pace and tired in the Grade 3 Ballerina on Oct. 2.

“She is doing great, and we are looking forward to see how she runs as an older horse,” McCarthy said. “Who knows? She might have a different style. We’ll just have to see when she comes out of the gate.”

Dave Wilson rides Overvalued.

Trainer Troy Taylor has entered Dashing Daisy and Castinette Dancer. Both horses are owned by Glen Todd, who is leaning toward Castinette Dancer.

“She has been training exceptionally all spring,” Todd said.

Castinette Dancer owns the best Beyer Speed Figure at the distance, an 84 that she earned in her win in the Emerald Downs.

Dashing Daisy began 2011 with a win in a $12,500 nonwinners-of-two and went on to compile an impressive record of 6-1-1 from 9 starts for earnings of $119,612. Two of her wins came in 1 1/8-mile stakes races – the $50,000 B.C. Cup Distaff and the $50,000 Delta Coleen. She finished third in the Grade 3 Ballerina and closed her season by going unplaced in a $40,000 optional claimer at Hollywood Park on Nov. 24.

Ballerina winner Orchid’s Silver and Wando Woman want more distance.

Notoriously, a multiple stakes winner at Northlands Park, and Dearest Princess, round out a strong field.