07/18/2002 12:00AM

Louisiana Downs track report


Kamolia will have to hold off the powerful closing kicks of Royal Win and Glitzi's Classic to win the $50,000 Bossier City Handicap at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., on Saturday.

Kamolia brings strong company lines to the Bossier City Handicap, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds that drew eight colts and geldings. In his last start, on May 27 at Lone Star Park near Dallas, he finished a close third to the Bob Baffert-trained Regiment in the $200,000 Diamond A USA Stakes.

Since that race, Regiment has finished second in the Grade 3 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park, and Kamolia has worked sharply for the Bossier City Handicap.

David Guillory will be aboard Kamolia, highweighted at 119 pounds, for owner Patrick White and trainer Ernest George.

Kamolia has more natural speed than both Royal Win and Glitzi's Classic, who, as closers, are dependent on pace. In his last start, Royal Win rallied from last for second, beaten less than a length, in a conditioned turf allowance June 22 at Lone Star.

Before that race, he rallied from about 10 lengths off the pace to win an entry-level allowance June 7.

"He's come around and run some nice races lately," said Steve Asmussen, who trains Royal Win for owner Verne Winchell. "His last two races on turf were excellent."

Royal Win, a half-brother to turf stakes winner Superlative, will be ridden by Ron Ardoin.

E.J. Perrodin has the mount on Glitzi's Classic, a half-brother to turf stakes winner Sarah Lane's Oates. Glitzi's Classic has won his last two races, a maiden and an entry-level allowance at Lone Star.

Andrew Leggio trains Glitzi's Classic for Glen Warren.

Another to consider is April's Lucky Boy, who finished fourth in the USA Stakes. Kirk LeBlanc rides for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.