02/06/2003 1:00AM

Object of probe runs at Delta


Cleaning House, the horse whose performance in a trial race at Delta Downs is under investigation, is scheduled to run back in the finals of the $30,000 Graduation Futurity on Saturday night at Delta.

Cleaning House, trained by Steve Asmussen, finished third in his Jan. 23 trial for the Graduation Futurity. The 2-5 favorite under jockey Donnie Meche, Cleaning House broke poorly in the five-furlong race and ultimately ran third, beaten 2 3/4 lengths.

The next week, the Louisiana State Racing Commission announced a probe into the race's running. Late last week, a steward at Delta Downs confirmed that it was Cleaning House whose performance was being scrutinized.

Steve Bourque will ride Cleaning House, who will break from post 9 as the 2-1 morning line favorite.