04/19/2006 11:00PM

Now's the time to get 'Langara'


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Langara Lass, who dominated the 2-year-old filly division at Hastings last year, makes her 3-year-old debut in the $50,000 Supernaturel Stakes at Hastings Saturday. Considering that it's her first start since Oct. 22 and that she'll be facing a racing fit and fast Bond Queen, she could be vulnerable in the 6 1/2-furlong feature.

Trained by Dave Forster, Langara Lass won all three stakes races she ran in as a 2-year-old. She topped off her season with a 4 1/4-length romp in the $108,000 Fantasy Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. The easy way she handled the distance of the Fantasy, her lone start at a middle distance, has Forster looking ahead to the Grade 3, $150,000 British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks Sept. 23.

"Let's just say I don't have her completely wound up for her first start," he said. "There are a lot bigger prizes later in the year. But who knows, she might be good enough to win anyway."

Chad Hoverson rides Langara Lass.

Bond Queen could be the toughest opponent for Langara Lass to handle. A Florida-bred, Bond Queen is coming off of a very good second in a 5 1/2-furlong, $40,000 starter race at Santa Anita March 29. Despite a poor start, she managed to reach the lead and carve out fractions of 21.47 seconds and 44.74. According to her trainer, Terry Jordan, Bond Queen will likely be the one they're chasing Saturday.