10/04/2002 12:00AM

Hoosier: 3-year-olds vs. elders


ANDERSON, Ind. - A field of six Indiana-bred and -sired males, 3 and up, face off in Sunday's $40,000-added William Henry Harrison Stakes at six furlongs to conclude a busy weekend, which featured both the Indian Oaks and Derby.

Three-year-olds Imageofhope, Restitution, and Indy Energy will be trying to show up their elders in this spot as they return off allowance wins.

Imageofhope fell a neck short of Restitution in nonwinners-of-three company Sept. 7, but rebounded with a powerful 8 1/4-length win two weeks later. He seeks his first stakes victory. Sidney LeJeune has the return ride for trainer Jerry McClarney.

Restitution has been idle since his Sept. 7 win in his local debut. Trained by Greg Foley, he captured the Indiana Stallion Futurity late last year. Mike Morgan will ride.

Indy Energy comes in off a length win against nonwinners-of-three company Sept. 15, with Larry Taylor to ride for trainer Art Zeis. A consistent son of Presidential Order, Indy Energy has posted a 3-3-1 record from 10 starts.

Six-year-old J D's Diamond heads the trio of older horses and is this race's defending champion. Although winless in four starts this year, J D's Diamond has been training well at the Churchill Downs Training Center for Richard Hughes. His starts this year have been against open allowance company and he has been moving forward with each appearance. Eric Payne will ride.