09/22/2010 12:31PM

Plagiarist looks to bounce back again


Plagiarist will try to rebound from a dull effort when he runs in a $22,000 claiming race Friday at Northlands Park. The six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds and up drew eight horses and it appears to be a wide-open event.

Plagiarist, trained by Cody Anderson, has won 12 races in his 44-race career, and if he does win Friday, it won’t be the first time he has reversed his form . Earlier this year, he won a $17,500 claiming race at Northlands following a seventh-place finish in a $10,000 optional claiming race at Fonner Park. The second-best Beyer Speed Figure in his career, a 95, was earned for a win in a first-level allowance race at Santa Anita and it was 40 points higher than he had posted in his previous race.

Plagiarist will be ridden by apprentice Scott Williams, who is off to a strong start to his career with 20 wins from 95 starts. Most of his wins came at Grande Prairie, but he is winning at a 20 percent clip at Northlands with 9 wins from 44 mounts. Williams is the son of former jockey Danny Williams, who is currently the agent for Jim McAleney at Woodbine. Scott Williams will join his father at Woodbine after the Northlands meet ends Oct. 11.

Plagiarist will need an honest pace to work with and he should get it with Notsosweet and Robo Willie in the field.

Millwright has good tactical speed and will likely be favored off of his third-place finish in a $22,000 claiming race Sept. 8. Trained by Robertino Diodoro, Millwright drew the rail and if he breaks alertly could get a perfect stalking trip.

Diodoro also has entered A Royal Tizzy who figures to be involved early.