05/17/2006 11:00PM

Mountaineer: Outcashem on a roll


Outcashem, who has won 9 of 10 starts at five different tracks since June 2005, goes for his fifth straight victory in the $75,000 Waterford Park Handicap at Mountaineer.

The 7-year-old Outcashem, trained by Scott Lake, comes off a wire-to-wire win in the five-furlong Panhandle at Mountaineer two weeks ago.

Yucatan and Danieltown, who each finished within two lengths of Outcashem in the Panhandle, are back to challenge him again.

A New York-based shipper formerly in Lake's barn may have the best chance to upset Outcashem. Morine's Victory, who just missed in the six-furlong Pelican at Tampa in mid-January, will be making his first start for trainer Tim Hooper after winning back-to-back sprints as the odds-on favorite at Laurel and Charles Town.