03/09/2004 12:00AM

Namehimastreaker in Mt. Cristo Rey


Namehimastreaker, a 10-year-old Quarter Horse, is well placed to get his first win since the New Mexico Horseman's Handicap on Nov. 2. He will face New Mexico-bred Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds in the $104,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap over 1,000 yards at Sunland Park on Saturday afternoon.

Namehimastreaker, a winner of 28 of 96 lifetime starts with $822,012 in earnings, comes into the Mt. Cristo Rey off two troubled second-place finishes in 870-yard allowance races. On Jan. 31 he was blocked before finding racing room, and on Feb. 27 he was forced six wide on the turn.

Hesa Bad Cat, a Thoroughbred who will carry high weight of 123 pounds, is shortening in distance after finishing second in a minor stakes at one mile and winning a 6 1/2-furlong allowance race.