08/29/2011 3:33PM

Hastings: P. S. Touch Down taking big drop


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – P. S. Touch Down will appreciate the considerably easier company she will be facing when she drops into a first-level allowance race that will serves as Wednesday’s feature at Hastings. The 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares drew eight horses and will go as race 7 on the eight-race card that begins at 3:20 p.m. Pacific.

In her last start, P. S. Touch Down set the pace before tiring to finish fourth going 1 1/8 miles in the $50,000 B.C. Cup Distaff on Aug. 1. Trained by Cindy Krasner, P. S. Touch Down also ran a solid race when she finished third in the $50,000 Vancouver Sun on June 25. Sandwiched between the two strong efforts was a seventh-place finish in the Strawberry Morn on July 16. It is easy to toss the race, however. P. S. Touch Down likes to be involved early, and when the speedy Classic Alley Kat carved out a wicked half-mile in 44.94 seconds in the Strawberry Morn, P. S. Touch Down never really had a chance to get involved

There is other speed in the field, but P. S. Touchdown can stalk, and her class edge should give her the advantage with Dave Wilson riding.

We’regoodtogo drew the rail and could be the one they have to catch. Trained by Robbie Anderson, We’regoodtogo set slow fractions in winning a similar race July 31, and she showed she can go fast early and hang around late in her previous race. Stretching out to a middle distance for the first time, We’regoodtogo dueled with One Bad Romance through a half-mile in 46.83 seconds and then held on well to finish second behind Camino, who came back to place in the B.C. Cup Dogwood.

Leading apprentice rider Marlo Dunn rides We’regoodtogo.

Jezebelle looks like the main threat from off the pace. Trained by Barbara Heads, Jezebelle made a late move to finish third behind Camino and We’regoodtogo July 2. She chased We’regoodtogo last time, but lost ground in the stretch to finish third. With plenty of speed in the field, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Chad Hoverson ease her off the pace and try to make a late run.

Head also entered Tigress Lilly, who is coming off an 8 1/2-length front-running win in a $10,000 maiden claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on Aug. 7.

Dina Light and Nicotianla figure to be involved early. Audzeezee could be heard from late if she bounces back from a dull effort in her latest.

Western Where rounds out the field.