07/02/2009 11:00PM

Parklane will be flying late at Hastings


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - An honest pace could help set up Parklane in the feature race at Hastings on Sunday. The first-level allowance race for fillies and mares going 6 1/2 furlongs drew six horses and goes as the seventh race. A clause in the conditions of the race stipulates that British Columbia-breds that have never won three races are eligible for the race.

Parklane, trained by Craig MacPherson, has won 2 of her 3 starts at the meet, including a late-running tally over next-out winner Mahaty Jo in a first-level allowance race for B.C.-breds at this distance on May 17. A maiden at the start of the year, Parklane came from off the pace to win a $17,500 nonwinners-of-two claiming race on May 3. In her most recent start she ran evenly to finish fourth in a 1 1/16-mile first-level allowance race on June 12. With an honest pace expected, Parklane could easily get up in time to notch her third win at the meet.

Pretty Maid also has won two races, but they came in 2007. Trained by Shauna Ferguson, Pretty Maid has been in the hunt in all three of her races for this condition this year. She came from well back to finish third in her first two races, both sprints, and she ran well to finish second in the same race Parklane exits. Chad Hoverson, who has ridden Pretty Maid in all of her races this year, retains the mount.

Ferguson has also entered Ten Carrot Girl. A B.C.-bred 4-year-old by Salt Lake, Ten Carrot Girl has good speed and at the least will be part of the pace. She is also a pretty sharp horse and she almost won a similar race when she made her seasonal debut on May 2. She stepped up to face a tough group of $25,000 optional horses on June 13, forcing a quick pace before tiring to finish third. Ten Carrot Girl's only rider in four career starts, Kevah Nicholls, has the call.

Golden Ratio, trained by Cindy Krasner, is the only stakes winner in the field. She is coming off a narrow loss in the 1 1/16-mile CTHS Sales Stakes on June 13, finishing third by a head, and she should appreciate the move back to a sprint. Golden Ratio's lone win came in the 6 1/2-furlong CTHS Sales Stakes for 2-year-olds last year.