07/02/2010 12:00AM

It's Good to Be Me on the rise


It's Good to Be Me will try to make it three straight wins when he runs in a $30,000 claiming race that will serve as Sunday's feature race at Northlands Park. The six-furlong sprint drew 10 older horses and most of them are coming into the race off strong performances.

It's Good to Be Me appears to be on top of his game and has enough speed to make good use of his inside post. Trained by Greg Tracy, It's Good to Be Me is stepping up in class but he was stakes-placed twice last year and also came close to winning the Canadian Juvenile in 2008.

This year, he scored an easy front-running win over A Royal Tizzy in a $15,000 claiming race going 3 1/2 furlongs and was involved right from the start in his win over Plagarist going six furlongs for $22,000 on June 6.

Part Pirate, third to It's Good to Be Me on June 6, came back to romp in a $22,000 claiming race June 26. He received an 84 Beyer Speed Figure for his 7 1/4-length win, the best last race figure in the field.

Rapid 'n Ready is dropping in class after finishing second to Diamond Doc in an optional $40,000 claimer June 16. He won a $30,000 claiming race for trainer Jim Meyaard in his previous start.

Multiple stakes winner Cool Synsation runs for a tag for the first time after a dull effort in the Journal Handicap on June 12.