06/28/2007 11:00PM

Mini Mom big favorite


Trainer Tim Hamm will saddle heavy favorite Mini Mom in the $50,000 Cincinnatian, as well as more than half the field - he trains four of the seven Ohio-accredited 3-year-old-fillies entered in the 1 1/16-mile turf race.

Mini Mom, the Ohio juvenile champion last year, looks tough to beat off her last win, in the 1 1/16-mile Tomboy, which was run at the same distance and over the same course as the Cincinnatian. One difference between the two races is the Tomboy was for Ohio-registered - or bred - fillies while the Cincinnatian is for Ohio-accredited fillies. Ohio-accredited is the more restricted of the two designations, since, in addition to being Ohio-registered, the horse's stallion must also stand in the state.

Mini Mom won two stakes at a mile or longer last year, the Glacial Princess at a mile, and the John W. Galbreath at 1 1/16 miles. She has rounded into form this year after disappointing efforts in her first two starts, both sprints, by winning an allowance race at a mile and then the Tomboy.

Hamm also entered Reapingtherewards, who was stakes-placed in four races last year, Sisters Reward, and Sundial. There is no common ownership, so all four will be uncoupled in the wagering.

Anne Rides Again, trained by Bart Barnes, should be the main threat to the favorite, off a turf win at Mountaineer Park in a $15,000 claiming race just five days earlier.

Others entered are the Eric Reed-trained Montfort Lane, a maiden winner by six lengths last out locally, and Baby Back Rib, trained by Enrique Calderon.