08/08/2006 11:00PM

Reversal looks possible


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - All of the seven older horses entered in the seventh race at Hastings on Friday appear to have a legitimate shot at winning the $25,000 claiming race at 1 1/16 miles. It's difficult to predict which horse will be the favorite, but Afternoon Express and Streak of Light will likely receive plenty of support.

Afternoon Express, trained by Terry Clyde, beat Streak of Light as a longshot in a similar race July 21. But things could be different on Friday. Streak of Light has tactical speed and figures to get the better trip. Streak of Light has been right there in all five of his starts this year. He is trained by Terry Jordan, whose horses tend to get heavily bet.

Afternoon Express will be ridden by Carlos Silva, while Streak of Light will have Chad Hoverson aboard.

Silver Donn hasn't won since July 4, 2004, but this will be the first time he has started in a straight claiming race since he beat $25,000 maidens in 2001. Trained by Bob Rohman, Silver Donn finished strongly in a quickly run $35,000 optional claiming sprint July 23, and he won't mind the move to a middle distance.

Golden Pursuit will be making his first start since being claimed by trainer Toni Jacobson. He missed by a head in a $20,000 claiming sprint July 16 and then won going 1 1/16 miles for the same price July 29. He certainly fits with this group, and leading rider Pedro Alvarado will be aboard.

Pamjet could be dangerous if he sneaks away on his own. Tacky worked a very sharp five furlongs Aug. 5 and could be coming up to a big race. Indy Lead also rates serious consideration.