03/15/2007 12:00AM

Loads of speed a good scenario for 'Dreams'


Dreamsandvisions is a multiple stakes-winning closer who loves to sink his teeth into a juicy pace, and it appears that is what he will get Saturday night when he starts in the $45,000 Spring Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park.

The seven-furlong race is for Texas-breds, and it drew a host of front-runners. Snuck By, who drew the rail, has won his last three races wire to wire for trainer Bret Calhoun. Leeway, trained by Randy Mayfield, led throughout to win his last start and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 93, the highest last-race number in the Spring. Both horses exit 5 1/2-furlong races, while Mean Demand comes off a front-running win at 6 1/2 furlongs, and Trouble Now exits a five-furlong turf race at Sam Houston.

Dreamsandvisions is cutting back to one turn for the Spring, coming into the race off a second-place finish in the $73,000 Delta Mile at Delta Downs in his last start March 2. He rallied from fourth in the race, and could be sitting on a peak effort in his third start off a layoff. Dreamsandvisions also figures as a horse who owns a seven-furlong stakes win at Sam Houston, having captured the $40,000 Conroe in December 2005. Jose Figueroa has the mount for trainer Steven Duke.

Others in the Spring who figure to threaten in the later stages include Goosey Moose, who was second last out in the $45,000 Tomball at Sam Houston, and Guacamole, who was third in an optional claiming route against open company there in February.