10/04/2007 11:00PM

I'm N Clover in form for Zia Distaff

EmailI'm N Clover appears to be a mare on the verge of a stakes win. She has finished second in stakes races in her last three consecutive starts, which makes her a top contender Sunday in the $55,000 Zia Park Distaff at Zia Park. The field for the six-furlong race for fillies and mares also includes multiple stakes winner Mykindasaint and probable favorite Tempting Date.

I'm N Clover lost by a nose to Tempting Date in the $45,000 Chamisa at Albuquerque in her last start, Aug. 31. Prior to that race, I'm N Clover finished a neck back in the $40,000 Desert Rose and was beaten 1 3/4 lengths in the $40,000 Fern Sawyer, both at Ruidoso Downs.

"She's been running really well, she just hasn't quite got the [stakes] win yet," said Joel Marr, who trains I'm N Clover for Sam Stevens.

I'm N Clover, a three-time winner out of the stakes-winning mare Miss Clover Appeal, will break from post 3 under Duane Sterling.

"Hopefully, we'll be sitting right off the pace," said Marr.

Mykindasaint figures to be prominent. She showed speed three starts ago when she won the $73,000 Pan Zareta at Fair Grounds on Feb. 3. Mykindasaint last raced on July 7, when she was unplaced in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney at Calder. She shows a series of strong works for trainer C.W. "Bubba" Cascio.

Casey Lambert will ride Mykindasaint, who will break from post 2. Tempting Date drew gate 4. She comes into the Distaff off the Chamisa win, for which she earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 84, the same number given to I'm N Clover. Ken Tohill has the mount for trainer Chris Hartman.

Kin to a Kitty, who was claimed for $25,000 last out at Hollywood Park, owns the field's best last-race Beyer Figure. She earned an 86 for her win, and will be making her stakes debut for new trainer Mac Millar.

Woodlands: 'Creek' leads way

It is simple to build a case for Creekwoman in the $10,000 Kansas Thoroughbred Association Oaks at The Woodlands on Sunday.

She is the field's winningest member with 2 career victories from 4 starts. Her latest win came in an allowance at Arapahoe for which she earned a 63 Beyer, the highest last-race number in the field.