07/10/2003 11:00PM

'Letithappen' has late kick


Letithappencaptain will return to the distance of her most impressive win - as well as the statebred ranks - in the $50,000 Fantasia at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., on Sunday.

The six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies bred in Louisiana drew five statebred stakes winners, the richest of whom is Letithappencaptain.

Her first stakes win came at Fair Grounds in March when she won at a mile on turf in the $100,000 Sarah Lane's Oates Handicap. One race later, Letithappencaptain returned to dirt and cut back to six furlongs and beat open company going away in the $50,000 Wafare Farm at Lone Star Park.

For her effort in that race, run in a sharp 1:09.40, she earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 96.

Letithappencaptain has a dangerous closing kick and should get a quick pace to chase in the Fantasia. Leading rider Kirk LeBlanc has the mount Sunday for owner Whitney Zeringue and trainer John Taylor.

Other stakes winners in the Fantasia are Scarlet's Tara, who has won her last two starts by a combined 16 lengths, Itsmybag, Queen Kelly, and Forty Dolls.

Itsmybag, who won the $50,000 Starlet in November and the $75,000 Battler Star in March, returns to racing with statebreds after beating open company claimers last out at Lone Star. She could be sitting on a peak effort in her third start back from a layoff for trainer Keith Desormeaux, who has given the mount to Lonnie Meche.

Shippers for the Fantasia include the Tom Amoss-trained Living Lavida Lisa and Gladyougottoseeme, who has won 3 of 4 career starts. She was claimed out of a Churchill Downs race in her last start by Hwy. 1 Racing Stable and Stanley Roberts.