10/24/2007 11:00PM

O'Riain goes for another stakes

EmailO'Riain will be trying for his second straight stakes win when he faces seven accredited Ohio-bred rivals in Saturday's $50,000 Ohio Freshman at Beulah Park.

In his last start, on Oct. 6, O'Riain prevailed by 1 1/4 lengths in the $75,000 Best of Ohio Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles at Beulah. O'Riain has now won 2 of his 4 lifetime starts for trainer Ivan Vazquez and will be ridden by Victor Urieta-Moran, who was aboard for the Juvenile. In order for a horse to be an accredited Ohio-bred, both the dam and sire must stand in Ohio, whereas only the dam must be in Ohio to be a registered Ohio-bred.

Type A Personality, making only his third lifetime start, will be well backed to upset O'Riain. Trained by Eric Reed, Type A Personality won an open maiden race at first asking Sept. 23 at Mountaineer Park. He came back in his second start to run fourth, beaten only 3 1/2 lengths, in the Juvenile behind O'Riain, his first attempt at two turns. Improvement can be expected, and Dana Whitney, the all-time leading stakes-winning jockey at Mountaineer, comes in for the mount.

Buzz Bunny, who has yet to miss the board in six lifetime starts for trainer Tim Hamm, is adding blinkers following his second-place finish in the Juvenile, and he had a bullet work last week. The Freshman will be run as the ninth of a special 15-race commingled card with Thistledown. The last three races of the day at Beulah Park will be the All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity, Derby, and Maturity finals.