06/02/2010 11:00PM

If Silly Fella's on, look out


VANCOUVER, British Columbia − The $50,000 Jim Coleman Province drew seven well-matched 3-year-olds going 6 1/2 furlongs at Hastings on Saturday, and it is hard to predict who will be the favorite at post time.

It could be Silly Fella, who won the Jack Diamond Futurity and is coming off a sharp win in a $50,000 optional race May 8.

When Silly Fella is good, he is very good. Trained by Terry Dubois, Silly Fella has won 2 of 7 starts, and both wins were by wide margins. He scored a $44 upset when he won the Jack Diamond Futurity by 8 3/4 lengths last October. In his win over Rocket Roan on May 8, he cruised by 6 3/4 lengths as the heavy favorite.

Sense of Humor has won two of his three career starts, and he looked sharp winning a $75,000 optional race in his only start this year. Trained by Mel Snow, Sense of Humor has good speed and could be dangerous if he clears early.

Leading trainer Troy Taylor has entered Cherokee Notion and Dyna Stroll. Dyna Stroll is more accomplished with a win in the $107,000 Ascot Graduation at 1 1/16 miles last year. He probably wants more distance, but there should be an honest pace and the race could set up nicely for him.

Cherokee Notion has improved dramatically this year. He won a maiden special weight race May 2 and came back to lose by a nose to Boundless Cat, a tough older horse, in a conditional allowance race May 16.

Trainer Quint McCabe is looking for a strong effort from Victor's Magic who closed with good speed to finish third behind Sense of Humour in his only start this year. Victor's Magic closed 2009 with a win in an allowance race restricted to non-stakes winners.

Seven Torrents ships up from Emerald Downs, where he forced the early pace before settling for third in the $50,000 Auburn on May 23. Claimed by trainer Jim Penney for $7,500 last September, Seven Torrents won three stakes races at Portland Meadows this winter. He also finished second in the Oregon Derby.

Tequisuiapan is making his first start of the year for trainer Juan Olmos. Tequisuiapan won two sprints last year before closing the year with an eighth-place finish in the Ascot Graduation.