09/10/2004 12:00AM

Meet ends with two stakes


COLUMBUS, Neb. - Columbus wraps up its season on Sunday with a pair of $12,500-added 2-year-old stakes, the Columbus Futurity and Columbus Debutante. Both races are for Nebraska-breds at six furlongs.

Big Red Fantasy, owned and trained by Herb Riecken, is the likely favorite for the Futurity, which is carded as the sixth race on a nine-race card. A son of Fighting Fantasy, Big Red Fantasy was second in his career debut in the Capital City Futurity at Lincoln on June 27, then returned to win his maiden in the State Fair Futurity against statebreds. Dan Beck has the ride from post 5.

Yah Sure, from the barn of David Anderson, was second in the State Fair Futurity. He then had trouble in the Club House Special on Aug. 22, when he bounced soundly off the rail late on the backstretch and continued on to finish fourth. Perry Compton will come in to ride from post 5.

In the Debutante, carded as the seventh race, Cindy Windy is one of two winners in a field of five. She won her maiden at first asking here on Aug. 28 going 3 1/2 furlongs. She drew post 5 and Armando Martinez has the rider for trainer Tom Garry.

Nurse Alice, from Anderson's barn, won her maiden against special weight company at first asking in June at Lincoln. Beck rides from post 2.