06/01/2011 12:50PM

Hastings: Terlani sharp in bid for third straight

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Terlani will try and make it three straight wins when she runs in a $17,500 claiming race for fillies and mares at Hastings Friday. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint attracted seven fillies and mares and will go as race 7 on the eight-race card.

Trained by Tracy McCarthy, Terlani paid a surprising $15.80 for her win over Lost Prophe in her last start. What made the payoff so generous was that Terlani won her first start of the year despite going three wide most of the way in a $17,500 claiming race going six furlongs. She had also come back to work a solid five furlongs and everything pointed to another strong performance.

Once again there are a lot of arrows pointing in her direction. She can stalk what figures to be a lively pace, and while her interim work is considerably slower, she was never asked to run by jockey Keveh Nicholls and the move was termed breezing by the clockers.
Nicholls retains the mount.

Motel Stroll will likely be favored. She is coming off of a second-place finish in a first-level allowance race April 22 and the horse that finished third, Sweet N Sour, came back to win a $25,000 claiming race May 6.

Motel Stroll has worked smartly in the interim and she is in very good hands with leading trainer Troy Taylor in charge.
Restless Lady is the top-money earner in the field and could be ready for a big effort in her second start of the year. Trained by Elizabeth Stolzenberg, Restless Lady ran evenly while finishing fourth in Terlani’s win May 13 and she will be reunited with Chad Hoverson, who has been aboard for her last four wins. The most recent came in a $17,500 claiming race last August.

Include the Grand and Lost Prophet are the main speed in the field and guarantee an honest pace.

Lost Prophet set the pace and held on well to finish second behind Terlani May 13.

Include the Grand forced the issue before tiring to finish last in Terlani’s win April 22. She was claimed out of the race by trainer Greg Tracy, who entered her back in a $12,500 claiming race May 23 where she was a vet scratch.

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