07/15/2005 12:00AM

Quiet Cash eyes encore performance


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The last time Quiet Cash went 6 1/2 furlongs he won a $50,000 optional race by 6 1/4 lengths and posted a 100 Beyer Speed Figure - the only triple-digit Beyer Figure earned at Hastings since 1999. Needless to say, if Quiet Cash comes close to repeating that performance he's going to win the feature race at Hastings Sunday, a 6 1/2-furlong allowance for 3-year-olds and up that carries a $27,500 purse.

Seven horses have been entered, including Illusive Force, who is a multiple stakes winner with almost $360,000 in earnings.

Trained by Terry Jordan, Quiet Cash has won 2 of his 3 starts at the meet, and he's coming off of a rallying third in the Grade 3 Lieutenant Governors' July 1. Quiet Cash has tactical speed and he should get a good stalking trip from his outside post. He will be ridden by Chad Hoverson.

Illusive Force ran a disappointing race in the Lieutenant Governors', and his trainer, Rob VanOverschot, is hoping Sunday's race will be a good prep for the Aug. 1 B.C. Cup Classic, where Illusive Force figures to be one of the favorites. Illusive Force hasn't won sprinting since the spring of 2003, and with his lack of speed he'll likely settle for a minor share. Illusive Force is coupled with Lord Samarai.

Columbia Moon has won both his starts, but he hasn't raced since winning a $50,000 optional sprint on July 10, 2004. He's been working brilliantly and drew the rail, and he has the speed to make the lead.