04/30/2002 11:00PM

He Doll going for fifth straight win at the distance


He Doll puts his 4 for 4 record at 870 yards on the line when he heads the Grade 3, $80,000 Gold Rush Derby at Los Alamitos on Friday night.

He Doll, trained by Jorge Farias, is the rising star in the 870-yard ranks at Los Alamitos, with four straight wins since making his debut around the hook on Jan 17.

He Doll's most important victory during his winning streak was a 4 1/4-length win in the Catalina Derby on March 9. He followed up that win with a one-length win in his Gold Rush Derby trial as the 1-5 favorite. His 45.99-second time for the 870 yards was the fastest time from the two trials held on April 20.

The winner of the other trial was Kels Leap of Faith with a 46.34-second time.

Challenge continues

Our Evening Splash, goes for his second win in the Racing Challenge program when he heads the Grade 3, $56,520 Bayer Legend East Challenge at Delta Downs on Friday night.

Our Evening Splash, trained by Chad Hassenpflug, won the American Airlines Central Challenge at Prairie Meadows last year. He won his East Challenge trial by three-quarters of a length in his Delta Downs debut on April 18. His time of 20.113 seconds for the 400 yards was the quickest time from the two trials.

Burrs Warrior, second in the Mardi Gras Derby, won his East Challenge trial over Grade 1 Sam Houston Futurity runner-up Spark A Fortune.

Judes Mighty Dude is expected to go for his third straight stakes win in the Grade 3, $20,000 Pauls Valley Handicap over 870 yards on Saturday at Remington Park.

Judes Mighty Dude wrapped up his 2001 campaign with a win in the Lone Star Distance Championship at Lone Star Park on Nov. 23 and kicked off his 2002 season with a win in the Remington Distance Handicap on April 5. He won the Remington Distance Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths over King Rick Rack.

King Rick Rack is slated to challenge Judes Mighty Dude. King Rick Rack was won or placed in six stakes at distances over 440 yards.

It's futurity time again

The 2002 futurity season starts at Los Alamitos on Saturday night with the trials to the Grade 1, $400,000 (est.) Kindergarten at 300 yards. The 10 fastest qualifiers from the trials return for the finals on May 18.

Three promising juveniles expected for the Kindergarten trials are Coup of Corona, Lonely Moon Sign, and Throwin a Fit.

Coup of Corona posted the fastest 300-yard time by a juvenile this year at Los Alamitos when she narrowly won a maiden race in 15.652 seconds on April 11.

Lonely Moon Sign, a brother to 1997 Remington Park Futurity winner Quick Moon Sign, won a 300-yard maiden race on April 20 by a half-length under a strong hold by jockey Sam Thompson.

Throwin a Fit, a half-brother to reigning world champion Tailor Fit, won his career debut on April 20 by a neck with a professional performance.