10/21/2003 11:00PM

Oops He Duped Me looks sharp


Quarter Horses take center stage Friday at Portland Meadows, where the feature on the nine-race card is an allowance test for 2-year-olds at 350 yards.

Oops He Duped Me tops a field of seven in the headliner, which will go as the eighth race. Oops He Duped Me, an Oregon-bred daughter of Another Feature from the barn of trainer Chuck Lindsey, is coming off a sharp second in a 250-yard futurity at Walla Walla on Aug. 31, when she was beaten a neck by Grownmendontcry. In her previous start, on Aug. 23, Oops He Duped Me led throughout 300 yards in 16.08 to graduate at the maiden special weight level at Kalispell.

Oops He Duped Me figures to get her stiffest competition from CPR First Watch, a gelded son of First Down Dash who is trained by Margie Cantrell. CPR First Watch is coming off a sharp maiden win at Kalispell on Aug. 16, when he sped 300 yards in 15.91. In the outing before his maiden win, he finished fourth of eight behind Farm City Rip in a 250-yard futurity at Prineville.

Quarter Horses will also contest the seventh and ninth races on Friday's card, and all three races will be simulcast to Los Alamitos.

In the nightcap, a 350-yard test for older $3,500 claimers, 11-year-old Mayhegobuggy will attempt to notch his 33rd win from 80 starts. Mayhegobuggy is at his best at distances of 350 yards or shorter, and has won 14 of his 32 outings at Portland Meadows. Trained by Scott Raley, Mayhegobuggy won three of his last six starts during a summer campaign at Grants Pass, Prineville, Kalispell, and Burns.