06/05/2009 12:00AM

Notimetobemad ships in to Arapahoe


Notimetobemad stands out in the $20,000 Colorado Stallion Stakes at Arapahoe Park on Sunday for one simple fact: She is a winner. Of the six fillies in the field, all are maidens except for Notimetobemad. She invades from New Mexico for the seven-furlong race which is restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred in Colorado.

Notimetobemad won her maiden in her second start, at Sunland Park on March 17. She enters the Stallion Stakes off a seventh-place finish in a first-level allowance at SunRay Park, and that race has proven to be a strong one. The winner, Fauzeta, came back to take an allowance at SunRay in her next start, with an 81 Beyer Speed Figure. Further, the runner-up from the race, Canyon Yodeler, returned next out to win the $50,000 Aspen Cup at Ruidoso Downs, with a 67 Beyer.

The company lines bode well for Notimetobemad, who is trained by Brian Stivers and will be ridden by Vernon Scantling.

Among the maidens, Joliva Devine, might be the chief threat. She showed good speed in her debut in her last start May 24 at Arapahoe, earning a 40 Beyer for the runner-up finish, the best last-race number in the Stallion Stakes. Joliva Devine is a full sister to The Latest Twist, who last year won a division of the Stallion Stakes.

On other pedigree points, Crystalforme is a half-sister to Silver Cup winner Aspen Mist, and Quick and Classy is a half-sister to Colorado Breeders Derby winner Takeittothebank.

The colts division of the Stallion Stakes will be run Aug. 1.