05/04/2006 12:00AM

Jordan has top runner in Klondike


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Full fields are the order of the day at Hastings on Saturday, and the $50,000 Klondike Stakes is no exception, with 10 3-year-old colts and geldings entered in the 6 1/2-furlong feature.

Halo's Storm, who along with Tabor is part of a Terry Jordan-trained entry, looks like the one to beat. A Florida-bred, Halo's Storm won the first two starts of his career - a $25,000 maiden claiming race at Gulfstream on Feb. 9, and a $40,000 starter race at Santa Anita on March 18 - and he looked like a sure winner of a six-furlong $50,000 optional race at Hastings on April 15 when he bolted at the top of the stretch.

According to his rider, Pedro Alvarado, who retains the mount, "He was spooked by the starting gate." Alvarado also said, "I really hadn't asked him to run yet."

Lukin Awesome, who won two stakes in 2005, will be making his first start since being nosed out by Sungold Wonder in the Jack Diamond Futurity in October. His trainer, Terry Clyde, is off to a good start at the meet with 3 wins from her first 17 starters.

Potrero Station and Winter Warning were both claimed out of their last start at Golden Gate.

Potrero Station finished second in a $32,000 claiming race April 6, and Winter Warning won a $32,000 maiden race March 17, posting a Beyer Speed Figure of 85, easily the best in the field.

Sungold Wonder will be making his first start since going unplaced in the Ascot Sophomore in October.