11/18/2005 12:00AM

Last year's star filly returns


PORTLAND, Ore. - One Fast Trick will return to Portland Meadows on Sunday when she heads a field of seven 3-year-old Quarter Horses in the $6,000-added PM Fall Derby Finals at 400 yards.

One Fast Trick, a daughter of Dash Ta Fame who races for breeder and trainer Ron Raley, was little shy of sensational here last season. The filly won 9 of her first 10 starts, including 7 of 9 over this track, and missed collecting a $100,000 bonus by 1 1/4 lengths when she ran second to One Fast Okie in her only loss, which came in the rich Northwest Futurity last October.

One Fast Trick did not fare as well after leaving Portland Meadows last spring, but she remained competitive while facing many of the top 3-year-old Quarter Horses in the Northwest and Canada. She finished third and fourth in two tries at Sun Downs before running second in a pair of outings at Lethbridge, and she was never beaten more than a length.

One Fast Trick has been freshened since her runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Canadian Derby Challenge at Lethbridge on June 26, and she returns with three fast workouts in tow. Regular rider Twyla Beckner has the mount.

One Fast Trick figures to get her sternest challenges from I Can See You Now, who won the Oregon-bred Juvenile here a year ago, and Sheza Teresa, who dead-heated with One Fast Trick in a trial for last year's Northwest Futurity.