03/31/2004 1:00AM

Heza Cash Request on a roll

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Heza Cash Request will head a field of nine older Quarter Horses in Friday's Portland Meadows feature, the $5,500-added Professional's Choice Challenge Final at 350 yards.

Heza Cash Request, a 4-year-old son of A Cash Request who races for trainer Stan Webb, will be shooting for his seventh straight win while making his Portland Meadows debut. For his career, Heza Cash Request has won 8 of 10 starts for $61,722 in earnings. He has not started since November of last year, when he won a $75,000 starter claiming race going 350 yards at Los Alamitos.

Heading the opposition are two shippers from Manor Downs in Texas. A Toast to Kc finished second, beaten a neck, in a 250-yard handicap race on March 7, while Dusty Corona won a $5,500 stakes by 2 1/2 lengths on March 13.

The top local contender is Im Electriflyin, a head winner over $7,500 claiming rivals here on March 6.

Friday's top Thoroughbred offering is the second leg of the Rialto Sprint Series, which matches six horses at five furlongs under $4,000 starter allowance conditions.

Real True Spirit, who won the initial leg of the series at 4 1/2 furlongs on March 19, is the one to beat in his quest for a third straight win. Real True Spirit, a 6-year-old from the barn of trainer Ed Walsh, posted a 7 1/2-length score over $2,500 company before defeating Unnamed Soldier by 1 1/4 lengths in the first leg of the series.

Unnamed Soldier is back to try Real True Spirit again, as is Big Al T, who finished third as the 8-5 favorite after a rough trip in the first leg of the competition.