07/30/2001 11:00PM

Huri Up can wait for his move


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - All of the players appear to have their roles clearly defined in the 6 1/2-furlong race for 3-year-olds running for a $25,000 claiming price at Hastings Park on Wednesday evening.

Kooma, Charming Peter, and The Devin'n Honey are confirmed front-runners, while Huri Up, Targets Gold, and Paladdie will be trying to run them down late in a race in which all of the six horses entered have a chance to win.

Huri Up is the most accomplished horse in the race, with four wins and $41,330 in earnings, but he hasn't won since he beat $50,000 optional horses in his initial start this year. He was claimed for $25,000 out of his last race and makes his first start for trainer Dino Condilenios.

Kooma is the only other horse with a win against open company, and that came two starts ago at this level and distance June 23.

He tried to carry his speed 1 1/16 miles in a $50,000 optional race July 22 but never saw the lead and finished a distant fifth.

Cindy Krasner has entered both Targets Gold and The Devil'n Honey, but they will run uncoupled. The Devil'n Honey won a $25,000 maiden race June 6 but finished last for $35,000 June 20 and then a much better fourth at this level July 11. He figures to be part of a quick pace, and that could set up Targets Gold, who was a distant fourth to a very tough Wonderous Zeal for $35,000 July 22.

Charming Peter beat $11,000 maidens by 9 1/4 lengths in a very fast 1:17.42 for the 6 1/2 furlongs but is taking a substantial jump in class and figures to have plenty of company up front.