05/28/2008 11:00PM

Meadow Dancer in '08 bow


AURORA, Colo. - Meadow Dancer, who finished her campaign in a blaze here last season, will make her seasonal debut in Saturday's $25,000 Ingrid Knotts Stakes. The task won't be easy because she'll have to face 11 statebred runners in the six-furlong test.

Meadow Dancer, a Monk Hall-trained 4-year-old, closed out last season with impressive wins in the Colorado Breeders Oaks and Stallion Stakes.

Meadow Dancer has made all nine of her starts over this oval. She has been off the board only once, winning four times and earning $68,000.

Mike Ziegler will be aboard Meadow Dancer, the probable favorite, for owner Lynda Hall. Meadow Dancer will break from post 4 and carry 118 pounds.

She's Outrageous, who shows a string of bullet works starting in April at Sunland Park, will be the main opposition. Trainer Jon Arnett appears to have her ready for her seasonal debut. She's Outrageous won a conditioned allowance race at Sunland Park last winter for her lone score of the season from five races. She faced top-notch competition in her following outings.

She's Outrageous finished third in both the Richland and Stonerside stakes at Lone Star Park. She last appeared June 30 in the 1 1/16-mile Lone Star Oaks and finished ninth over soft turf.

Travis Wales has the mount for the Wafer Thoroughred Ranch runner, who drew post 9 at 118 pounds.

Kranky Karol and Music Goes Round are the lone runners in the field who have started this season.

Kranky Karol appears the better of the two. She finished third and second for trainer James E. Jones in $37,500 optional claimer outings at Sunland Park this winter. She was claimed by owner Willard Burbach from her last start, which came for $20,000 on March 23, and finished third after a troubled trip.

Kranky Karol drew the inside post and will be ridden by Russell Vicchrilli at 118 pounds.