07/02/2004 11:00PM

Lincoln: Grayglen tries to rebound


LINCOLN, Neb. - Grayglen will try to rebound from a dismal effort on the grass at Canterbury in a field of six in the $12,500 State Fair Board Handicap at Lincoln.

After Grayglen won the Big Red Mile here May 31, trainer Al Christensen shipped him to Canterbury, where he faded to last in the Brooks Fields Stakes on June 12. Yuri Yaranga returns aboard Grayglen from post 2.

High Tech Racing and J. R. Honor both exit claiming race wins and should provide the pace for Grayglen to chase.

High Tech Racing exits a 4 1/2-length win over $15,000 claiming company June 11 for trainer LaVerne Ballhagen. Armando Martinez rides from post 4.

J. R. Honor, trained by Gilbert Ecoffey, has rattled off five wins this year from nine starts while competing in mid-level claiming races in the state. In the Big Red Mile, he failed to fire and finished seventh. After a runner-up effort against High Tech Racing, he dropped to $10,000 company and romped by 5 1/2 lengths. R.D. Williams will ride from post 1.