05/19/2006 11:00PM

Quiet Cash looks tough to beat


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - According to trainer Terry Jordan, Quiet Cash is training extremely well. That spells trouble for the other five horses that are entered in the $50,000 John Longden 6000 on Monday at Hastings. Run at 1 1/16 miles, the Longden is the first middle-distance stakes of the season at Hastings.

Quiet Cash was the champion older horse and sprinter in British Columbia last year. He began his 2006 campaign with an easy win over Bull Ranch in the 6 1/2-furlong George Royal Stakes on April 14. Jordan has mapped out a light schedule of "four or five races" for Quiet Cash, and the first major objective is the Grade 3, $125,000 Lieutenant Governors on July 1.

"He's ready to run now," said Jordan. "I expect him to run a big race Monday."

Charlie's Pride exits a sharp win in the Portland Meadows Mile on April 8 and will be making his first start at Hastings. He worked a half-mile in 46.60 seconds Friday, the fastest of the day.

Bull Ranch won a $75,000 optional claiming race May 6 and figures to be involved with Rosco Pito during the early stages of the race.

Lord Nelson won the Longden last year, but has finished off the board in three subsequent starts.

* Chris Loseth, who retired last year as the all-time leading jockey at Hastings, will be honored Monday. In addition to a ceremony following the fourth race, the first 1,000 people who buy a program will receive a Chris Loseth bobblehead.