06/21/2013 12:13PM

Hastings: Terlani should get right pace in Sunday allowance


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Terlani will have ample speed to set up her good late move Sunday, when she goes as the likely favorite in an allowance race for fillies and mares at Hastings. Run at 1 1/16 miles, the race will serve as the feature Sunday and drew a solid field of eight, including seven stakes winners.

Trained by Frank Barroby, Terlani is coming off a fast-closing second in the $50,000 Vancouver Sun on June 9. She won the Sun last year and then went on the shelf after she was injured when a horse ran into her while she was training.

In her best race following the incident, Terlani finished second by a head to Cry Cry Cry in a $40,000 optional claiming race in her final start of 2012. She started 2013 with a third-place finish going 6 1/2 furlongs in the $50,000 Brighouse Belles, but may have bounced when she finished fifth in the $50,000 Strawberry Morn, also at 6 1/2 furlongs. Both races were won by Evelyn’s Dancer.

Enrique Gonzalez, who rode Terlani for the first time in the Sun, retains the mount.

Among the main threats to Terlani is Racing for Gold, who won the CTHS Sales Stakes the last time she ran at Hastings, which came in September 2012. She then took her sharp form to Arizona, where she won an allowance race on the grass at Turf Paradise last Oct. 26. That was her only win over the winter, but she was stakes-placed a couple of times and lost by a nose to Smarty B in the $35,000 Glendale Handicap going 1 1/16 miles over a yielding turf course Feb. 16.

Freshened by trainer Phil Hall after finishing third in a one-mile allowance last time out April 9, Racing for Gold has been working sharply for her return.

Folk Dancer, trained by Pat Jarvis, is the only horse in the field without a stakes win, but she owns the best Beyer Speed Figure at 1 1/16 miles, an 84, which she earned for her front-running win around three turns in a $40,000 optional claiming race at Fairplex last Sept. 16. She finished fourth in her first start at Hastings, which came going 6 1/2 furlongs in a $35,000 optional race May 19, and could be dangerous if she can clear early.

Gosailgo and P. S. Touchdown also have good speed and could help set things up for Orchid’s Silver, who rallied to finish third in the Vancouver Sun.

Dashing Daisy and Gabigotherway complete the field.