11/28/2009 12:00AM

Preciado pair hard to separate at Philly


Disco T and Global Winds, two of the prime contenders in Monday's featured ninth race at Philadelphia Park, both are trained by Ramon Preciado.

But since the stablemates will race uncoupled, bettors may have a difficult time determining which of Preciado's pair is the better win candidate in a second-level allowance worth $47,000 and carded for a mile.

The 5-year-old Disco T brings in a string of five consecutive Beyer Speed Figures between 89 and 95. Those numbers compare favorably to the career-best 88 that Global Winds got for wiring five rivals in a first-level allowance at the Meadowlands two starts ago.

Disco T also has a far better local record with 5 wins in 19 starts, compared with Global Winds's 1-for-8 record at Philly Park.

But for win bettors Disco T has been a money burner this season, winning just once in eight tries while settling for second five times. He was beaten as the odds-on favorite in each of his last two starts, including last-time out against similar company as the 4-5 choice.

Global Winds has been more consistent this season, winning 3 of 8.

In contrast to Disco T, who has failed to clear his second allowance condition six times since October 2008, Global Winds has tried this level just once, finishing second Nov. 13.

Victor Molina, who has the mount on Global Winds, rides infrequently for Preciado, but shows an excellent record of 8 for 29 (27 percent) with a $3.76 return on investment when he has taken a mount for the stable the past two years.

The field of seven includes two horses coming off sharp victories.

Biscay Bay rallied from seventh to defeat first-level allowance runners by 3 3/4 lengths on Nov. 1. The group he beat, however, has gone a collective 0 for 4 since then.

See My Heart romped by almost nine lengths in a conditioned claimer at the Meadowlands on Oct. 24 but was badly beaten in two tries against similar allowance company.