04/16/2008 11:00PM

Ittakestwobaby seeks sweep


Ittakestwobaby goes for a sweep of the 3-year-old offerings here as he heads a field of nine entered for the colts and geldings division of the $25,000-added Fonner Park Special Stakes on Saturday.

Co-featured is the fillies division of the Special Stakes where the Marv Johnson-owned entry of Tammy and Miss G. I. should earn the favorite's role. Both divisions are restricted to 3-year-old Nebraska-breds and contested at six furlongs.

Ittakestwobaby, trained by David Anderson, won his maiden at first asking last year in the State Fair Futurity. He opened this year's campaign finishing fifth against entry-level allowance company, but quickly recovered to take both the half-mile Bachman Stakes by more than five lengths and the six-furlong Baxter Stakes by a head on March 29.

The main competition to the top pick could come from Heyl, also a two-time winner at the meet. Heyl, trained by Johnson, made his career debut March 15 going a half-mile when he scored a neck victory after being bumped at the start. He returned April 6 and again overcame bumping at the break to score by a nose against entry-level allowance company. Heyl will race as a coupled entry with the maiden Fortune Fighter.

Tammy heads the fillies division as she makes her first stakes appearance in a race that does not also have Ittakestwobaby in the field. She was third in the Bachman Stakes and also was third in last summer's State Fair Futurity when facing males on both occasions.

Tammy won her maiden against statebred males in her first start this year, drawing off to win by more four lengths in a half-mile test. She was a good third against entry-level allowance company before again settling for third in the Bachman.

Miss G. I. is coming off a front-running maiden win going six furlongs on March 20 and could loom a threat to take this field all the way.