07/24/2008 12:00AM

Peppers Pride draws post 3 for record attempt


Peppers Pride will break from post 3 in a field of seven in the $55,000 Lincoln Handicap at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico on Sunday, when she attempts to set a North American mark for consecutive wins. She shares the modern record of 16 with Cigar, Citation, Hallowed Dreams, and Mister Frisky.

The Lincoln is one of 10 restricted stakes worth a cumulative $1 million at Ruidoso on Sunday. It will be run at six furlongs, and it is for fillies and mares bred in New Mexico. Peppers Pride will spot her rivals from 11 to 16 pounds as the 127-pound highweight in the Lincoln.

Carlos Madeira, who has been aboard Peppers Pride in all of her races, has the mount for trainer Joel Marr.

Marr said Thursday that post 3 was fine, but he ideally would have liked to draw a little farther outside for Sunday.

"It looks like there's quite a bit of speed outside of us, but that's the way it is," he said. "The three is better than the one."

Marr said Peppers Pride galloped well on Thursday. She will be making her first start since April 26, when she overcame a brutal trip to win the $75,000 Foutz Distaff Handicap at SunRay Park in Farmington, N.M.