06/23/2011 12:19PM

River Downs: Startin Something well spotted for year's first win


CINCINNATI - Startin Something will be looking for her first win of the season and looks to have found a good spot in the $50,000 Cincinnatian at River Downs on Saturday afternoon.

A 3-year-old Ohio-accredited filly, Startin Something was Ohio's champion 2-year-old filly last season, racking up 4 wins in 8 starts and earnings of over $100,000. All her wins were against stakes company.

This season things have not gone so well, but a return to the state-accredited ranks should help. Startin Something is winless in three starts this year, with her best finish a second in the six-furlong Royal North April 2, her first out of the year. She has since had a pair of fourth-place finishes, in the Classen Memorial at Thistledown on April 30 against older fillies and mares and again in the Tomboy on May 14 locally. That event was scheduled for the same 1 1/16 miles on the grass as the Cincinnatian, but was moved to the main track because of rain.

Trained by Tim Hamm, Startin Something is the only entrant in the five-horse field who has won at a mile or more and she did it twice, in the J.W. Galbreath at Thistledown and the Glacial Princess at Beulah Park last season.

Cesar Camaque retains the mount.

Of the two Ohio-bred categories, accredited is the more restrictive, as both the sire and dam must be registered in Ohio. Ohio-registered horses need only to be foaled in Ohio. Others in the field include Sky Vale, School Lass, Refrigeloo, and Flopsy.