04/19/2006 11:00PM

Identity Theft in spot to win first stakes


Identity Theft, third in the Grade 1 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity at Los Alamitos, is well positioned to gain his first stakes win in the Grade 2, $140,960 Manor Downs Derby at Manor Downs on Saturday afternoon.

Identity Theft was sixth in the 2005 Grade 1 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park and then went to Los Alamitos and finished a troubled ninth in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Futurity and third, at 5-2, in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity.

In the Manor Downs Derby trials, Identity Theft returned from a four-month layoff to win his trial with the fastest qualifying time of 17.625 seconds for 350 yards.

Also in the Manor Downs Derby are the Grade 3 Ford East Juvenile Challenge winner Makeala and the Grade 2 Ford Texas Juvenile Challenge runner-up El Zapatista.

Rematch set in Manor Futurity

The top three finishers in the Grade 2, $265,680 Longhorn Futurity meet again in the Grade 1, $336,520 Manor Downs Futurity at Manor Downs on Sunday afternoon. It will be the fourth start in seven weeks for each of them.

Okey Dokey Fantasy, owned by 19-year-old Ariel Campos, earned $116,899 when he won the Longhorn Futurity by a nose over Zoomin for Bux, with Sixes Split Pea three-quarters of a length back in third. Okey Dokey Fantasy got his maiden victory in his Longhorn Futurity trial on March 4.

Okey Dokey Fantasy raced to his third win from three starts when he won his Manor Downs Futurity trial with the eighth-fastest qualifying time of 17.988 seconds for 350 yards.

Zoomin for Bux won his Manor Downs Futurity trial by 1 1/2 lengths with the second-fastest time of 17.848 seconds.

Sixes Split Pea returned to race to the fastest qualifying time of 17.795 seconds for the Manor Futurity when he won the third of 16 trials on April 9.

Corona on Tap finds spot

Corona on Tap, defeated by Country Chicks Man in his latest two starts, finds an easier spot in the $35,000 Bob Moore Memorial on Sunday at Remington Park.

In the $100,000 Leo Handicap and the Grade 3 Eastex Handicap, Corona on Tap had the misfortune of racing against Country Chicks Man, Remington's defending horse of the meet, who won both those stakes. Corona on Tap finished a nonthreatening fourth both times.

Corona on Tap has the past class to fit well in the Bob Moore, having won 6 of his 12 starts with victories in the Lazy E Derby and the Kansas Futurity.

The 300-yard distance of the Bob Moore suits the quick-starting You Betcha Can. He was a troubled second in a 250-yard allowance race on March 26, his first start in five months, then came back in the 100-yard Blink of an Eye Stakes to win by a half-length after beating his rivals out of the gate.