03/12/2012 2:53PM

Parx: Bold Flat, Golddigger's Boy clash in Bensalem

Golddigger's Boy, winner of the $200,000 Donald LeVine last June, makes his first start since early October in Tuesday's Bensalem.

One horse who ran the fastest winning Beyer Speed Figure of his career while racing on one day’s rest in his most recent trip to Parx Racing and another returning from a 5 1/2-month layoff and attempting to regain the form that made him a three-time stakes winner in 2011 will clash in Tuesday’s $75,000 Bensalem Stakes.

The 6  1/2-furlong Bensalem, an overnight stakes, drew a field of eight older sprinters and goes as the featured ninth race at 3:50 p.m. Eastern.

New York shipper Flat Bold, who produced a 99 Beyer last month when brought back just two days after finishing fifth in the Grade 3 Toboggan, will vie for favoritism with the long-idle Golddigger’s Boy, whose 5-for-8 record last season was highlighted by a victory in the $200,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap at Parx in late June.

Golddigger’s Boy, now 5, was given an extended vacation by trainer Ramon Preciado after two undistinguished performances stepping up in class for the Grade 1 Forego and Grade 2 Kelso.

Preciado is 6 for 35 (17 percent) with sprinters returning from a break of 61 to 180 days, including a fifth-place finish by Golddigger’s Boy in the Forego at Saratoga.

Overall, Golddigger’s Boy is 6 for 10 at Parx, including a streak of five straight wins between March and June of 2011.

Flat Bold has been given five weeks to recover from his back-to-back races within two days in early February. His win on Feb. 6 snapped a 10-race losing streak dating back to March 5, 2011.

Aside from the two favorites, the field includes three horses – Westover Wildcat, Rod’s Five Star, and Quiet All American – stepping up in class following good performances with near-identical Beyers.

The 5-year-old Westover Wildcat, making his first start off a $40,000 claim by trainer Keith Lebarron, got a 92 for his second-place finish, beaten 2 3/4 lengths, by Bold Flat.

The 4-year-old Rod’s Five Star and the 5-year-old Quiet All American both were awarded a 90 for their last-out victories. Rod’s Five Star will be returning for the first time since late November, when he defeated second-level optional $25,000 claimers for his third consecutive victory.  Quiet All American, who has won three of his last four starts, exits a wire-to-wire win at the precise distance of the Bensalem while facing $16,000 starter allowance foes.