07/05/2001 11:00PM

Kadhaaf looks ready to rule in King Court


BOSSIER CITY, La. - Kadhaaf, third in the Evangeline Downs Sprint Championship in his most recent start, should be favored in Sunday's King Court Stakes at Louisiana Downs. An evenly matched field of five will be shooting for a $40,000 purse while sprinting six furlongs.

Kadhaaf, owned by Ben Stanford and trained by Keith Bourgeois, has won twice in seven tries this season, once at Fair Grounds, when he defeated nonwinners of three going two turns and once at Evangeline, where he turned in a strong rally going six furlongs.

A 4-year-old son of Deputy Minister, Kadhaaf came from well off the pace again in the Evangeline Sprint, and finished less than three lengths behind Oak Hall. C. J. Woodley, aboard for Kadhaaf's previous two victories, rides at 113 pounds.

Overdone, the highweight in the Kings Court at 117 pounds, looks to put together the kind of effort he used to defeat a good group of allowance horses early in the year at Fair Grounds.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Overdone was unplaced in a pair of $50,000 stakes at Prairie Meadows in his last two starts. David Nuesch will ride.

Rounding out the field are Itsacryingshame, to be ridden by Coby Bourque at 113 pounds; Fun to Run, Otto Thorwarth, 113; and Tricky Mocha, David Guillory, 113.