06/15/2006 11:00PM

Look for speedster to rebound


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The seventh race at Hastings on Sunday, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies running for a top claiming price of $35,000, is one of the most unpredictable races on the 10-race card. Considering that none of the nine horses entered have won going the distance, and that only two have actually gone farther than 6 1/2 furlongs, it's difficult to figure who the actual favorite will be.

Despite running eighth and getting beat by over 14 lengths in her last start, Klinsman's Luck might be the one to beat on Sunday. Trained by Steve Henson, Klinsman's Luck could be the controlling speed, and being a half-sister to a route stakes winner, Regal Pusher, she should be able to carry her speed the whole way. She also broke a couple of steps slowly and didn't look very comfortable getting hit by dirt in her latest.

Klinsman's Luck led from start to finish to win a $35,000 sprint May 13 and it's likely that her jockey, Frank Fuentes, will put her right on the lead here.

Mount Cavell, who comes out of the Dave Forster barn, finished fourth in the 1 1/16-mile Fantasy Stakes last year. She's dropping into a claiming race for the first time after running evenly in a $50,000 optional claiming sprint May 20.

Not Just Dreaming finished fourth in the same race as Mount Cavell and will run on Lasix for the first time. She's a half-sister to five route winners, and if she can avoid a wide trip from the 9-hole, she could have a big say in the outcome.