11/22/2007 12:00AM

New York shipper looks good in Philly

EmailDouble Down Vinman, a winner against open company in his first two visits to Philadelphia Park, will ship in from New York to face statebreds for Saturday's $75,000 Pennsylvania Nursery.

The seven-furlong race drew a field of 12 2-year-old colts and geldings, all of whom are seeking their first stakes win.

Double Down Vinman, who has been training at Aqueduct with Tony Dutrow, has been freshened since winning a first-level allowance locally over a muddy track on Oct. 10. He defeated only three horses that day, but previously dominated eight rivals in a rapidly run maiden sprint that turned into a key race. Two horses who finished behind him that day returned to win next time out, including runner-up Superfecta, who captured the $60,000 High Yield Stakes locally.

Terriffico, second at 3-5 in the High Yield, will add blinkers after a dull showing in a first-level allowance last time out. His trainer, the Penn National-based Todd Beattie, is 6 for his last 16 (38 percent) with horses returning in less than 30 days while wearing blinkers for the first time.

Aside from Double Down Vinman, the only two-time winner in the field is Tejanos Eliminator, a Kentucky-based colt trained by Ken McPeek. Tejanos Eliminator will be racing on conventional dirt for the first time after running over synthetic surfaces at Presque Isle Downs and Keeneland in his first three starts.

Four horses come out of maiden wins, including Pensylvania-express, who wheels back 10 days after romping by nearly eight lengths at Penn National. His trainer, Clovis Crane, is 0 for 13 with 2-year-olds who won their maiden last time out, but he did finish second in the 2005 Nursery with Valay NIght.