07/14/2004 11:00PM

Horsemen's: Shippers have edge


OMAHA, Neb. - Ship-ins dominate the $40,000 Queen's Handicap as Horsemen's Park enters day three of its four-day summer Festival of Racing.

Steve Hobby will bring over Casual Attitude and rider Tim Doocy for the Queen's, a one-mile race for fillies and mares that has seen a purse increase from last year's $30,000.

Casual Attitude comes in off a third-place finish in the 1 1/16-mile Wild Rose Stakes at Prairie Meadows; before that, she was second against optional claiming company. She earned Beyer Figures in the mid-90's for those races and looks geared for a good stalking trip here. Casual Attitude breaks from post 2.

Nebraska-based Burning Memories returns from Canterbury Park off a 1 1/4-length win in the six-furlong Hoist Her Flag Stakes. She was second to Passionate Bird in last year's running of the Queen's Handicap. Perry Compton has the ride for trainer Jim Cranwell from post 6.

Be My Friend, an Iowa-bred of Nebraska parentage who splits her time between the turf course at Canterbury Park and the springtime here in Nebraska, will come back for owner-trainer Herb Riecken. Be My Friend posted a29-1 upset in the Lady Canterbury Breeders' Cup Handicap on turf in late June, then faded to seventh in the Minnesota HBPA Mile, again over grass, on July 5. She breaks from post 1 with Justin Shepherd aboard.

* Sharing the spotlight on Saturday is the $27,500 Who Doctor Who Handicap for older Nebraska-breds. Grayglen, a two-time stakes winner at Lincoln this year, heads a full field of 10.