05/28/2008 11:00PM

Marble Cliff tries to stay undefeated


Marble Cliff will try to extend his unbeaten streak to four when he faces nine other 3-year-old Ohio-breds in the $50,000 Green Carpet at River Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Green Carpet will be the first try at two turns for the Doug Cowans-trained Marble Cliff, as well as his first attempt over turf.

Marble Cliff has been impressive thus far, winning his first three starts by a combined 26 1/4 lengths, including the $50,000 H.B. Noonan at Beulah Park in his last start on April 26. Luis Martinez Jr. retains the mount.

Forward Wisconsin is one of trainer Greg Foley's two entrants in the race, and neither of them has yet tried Ohio-bred company. Forward Wisconsin has yet to win, but has run well in open maiden races at Oaklawn Park and most recently against older horses at Churchill Downs, finishing an even fourth going six furlongs while earning a 79 Beyer, a figure in line with the other top entrants in the field.

Type A Personality, trained by Eric Reed, won going a mile over the River Downs main track May 18. He will be well backed off that 2 1/4-length victory, in which he defeated three other entrants in this field.

Last year's Ohio 2-year-old champion O'Riain, who is winless in three starts this year, is also entered. He finished second to Type A Personality on May 18.