Updated on 09/16/2011 8:15AM

Juveniles dominate Hastings card


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Two-year-olds will take center stage at Hastings Park on Sunday as five of the 12 races carded are for juveniles. The feature race is an unrestricted allowance race for 2-year-olds going 6 1/2 furlongs.

Weepinbell will likely be favored off his impressive win in the slop Sept. 2. A Washington-bred son of Alydeed, Weepinbell made a powerful move in the stretch to win by three lengths in a good 1:19.22 for 6 1/2 furlongs. His trainer, Gary Demorest, is hoping to use this Sunday's race as a springboard to the $150,000 Ascot Graduation Breeders' Cup on Oct. 27. Demorest won the Ascot two years ago with Diglett.

"I like Weepinbell just as much as Diglett," said Demorest. "He's built differently. He's tall and leggy and covers a lot of ground. I think he has a good future. He's smart and right now he's on his game."

Demorest also said that Diglett would make his next start in the Washington Championship at Emerald on Monday.

Sharp Miss made her debut the same day as Weepinbell and she was equally impressive winning a $35,000 maiden race by six lengths. She was 10 lengths back after the first call and then made a sweeping move around the stretch turn before drawing away down the lane. Her final was 1:19.96 and she's certainly eligible to improve in just her second start.

My Miss Emily won the Timber Music Stakes on July 13 and is coming off a close second to Sparkling Kat in the Lassie Stakes on Aug. 25. She drew the rail and jockey Chris Loseth figures to have her forwardly placed throughout the race.

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