07/04/2004 11:00PM

Pleasanton: Record victory for Wind Water in Nevin


PLEASANTON, Calif. - Wind Water ($19.80) set a new Alameda County Fair track record with a 56.20 clocking for five furlongs as he won the $53,465 Everett Nevin Alameda County Futurity by four lengths over Johnny High Brite on Sunday.

Wind Water broke Czarina's track record of 56.60 set July 2, 1997.

The 2-year-old Cal-bred ran third in his debut in the Malcolm Anderson Stakes on June 13 at Bay Meadows.

He broke alertly but was bothered a bit by Dino Camino and ducked in, crowding Thresher. He quickly opened up down the backstretch, withstood a strong bid from Thresher midway around the turn and pulled away from there.

Thresher tired a bit late and was nipped for second by Johnny High Brite. Chad Schvaneveldt, Thresher's rider lodged an objection against Wind Water, but stewards allowed the results to stand.

"The only reason we started him in the Anderson was to get him ready for this," said winning trainer Brian Koriner, who purchased the colt for $20,000 for himself and Janet and William Lyons at a sale on these fairgrounds last August.

"I like Bold Badgetts (Wind Water's sire). He's a Cal-bred. That's the greatest thing about him."

Koriner plans to run the colt next in the Graduation Stakes at Del Mar on July 28.

The victory, worth $30,285, increased Wind Water's career earnings to $41,010.