07/28/2005 11:00PM

The K B Kid seeks third straight


The K B Kid will be favored over six Minnesota-bred 2-year old rivals in Saturday's $40,000 Timeless Prince Stakes at Canterbury Park, a key prep for the Northern Lights Futurity and Debutante to be held next month.

Purchased in April at the Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association 2-year-olds in training sale by Astar Thoroughbreds, The K B Kid won his maiden impressively in his first start here in June, prevailing by 4 1/4 lengths. The K B Kid journeyed to Prairie Meadows for his next outing and looked just as sharp dominating in the ITBOA Sales Futurity. Todd Hoffrogge trains The K B Kid and has secured Glenn Corbett for a return engagement in the 5 1/2-furlong Timeless Prince.

Bow River was the sale-topper at last year's Minnesota Thoroughbred Association yearling sale. He won his maiden at first asking and completed the task in a fashion that suggests he will be a factor in every statebred stakes event in which he competes. Seth Martinez replaces the injured Paul Nolan on Bow River, who is trained by Mike Stidham.

Eddie Rascal also won his maiden in his career debut here with an eye-catching performance, pulling clear by 4 3/4 lengths last week. Trained by Francisco Bravo, Eddie Rascal will be ridden by Iram Diego.

Trainer David Van Winkle saddles the filly Shot of Silver. A first-crop daughter of the Minnesota-based stallion Shot of Gold - who was also trained by Van Winkle - Shot of Silver won her maiden in her second start.

Gold Monarch is another Shot of Gold filly. In one of the most startling upsets of the meet, Gold Monarch won her maiden at 50-1 last week after being transferred from the barn of Hoffrogge. Shannon Uske rides for trainer Nevada Litfin.