11/28/2002 12:00AM

Hoosier Park track report

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Anderson, Ind. - K K Avey figures as the one to beat when he heads a field of 11, including an entry, in Saturday's $30,000 South Bend Stakes.

The South Bend, for 2-year-old Indiana-bred colts and geldings at one mile, is the co-feature on an 11-race card. Also on Saturday is the $40,000 Indiana Stallion Stakes, colts and geldings division, for progeny of Indiana sires.

A son of Wavering Monarch, K K Avey won his maiden with a strong rally to capture the $74,000 Indiana Futurity by a length on Nov. 16. Marlon St. Julien will ride K K Avey for trainer Roger Anderson from post 10.

K K Avey and Gonna Gidder, trained by Jim Hauswald, share the advantage of experience around two turns. K K Avey ventured out of the maiden ranks in August to run second against open company allowance competition at River Downs.

Gonna Gidder comes in off a strong 7 1/4-length maiden win here on Nov. 11 going one mile. He has Alex Birzer to ride from post 5.

Ray Stifano will send out the coupled entry of Toomanycats with Rafael Bejarano and Tin Man Commin under Mike Morgan. Tin Man Commin has never been worse than third in four starts and rallied to be third in the Indiana Futurity.

The Indiana Stallion Stakes, at six furlongs, drew a full field of 12 headed by Trimark Two, an 11 3/4-length winner in his career debut on Nov. 4. Trained by Gary Kolb, Trimark Two rallied from last on the turn to draw off under a hand ride. Rafael Bejarano will ride from post 3.

Jessica's Best has been the most consistent in the field, posting a 1-2-1 mark from five starts, including a second in the Hillsdale Stakes on October 5. Trained by Dennis Moore, Jessica's Best will be ridden by Tommy Pompell and break from post 5.