06/18/2002 11:00PM

River Downs track report


There is a potential star in trainer Luis Palacios's barn, and his name his Cat Singer. A 2-year-old Ohio-bred son of Sir Cat, Cat Singer made his debut in Tuesday's fourth race, and won by 11 lengths over open company, by far the most impressive performance from a 2-year-old this meet.

Cat Singer has the right genes to excel at longer distances. His dam's half-brothers, The Fierce Look ($361,909 in career earnings) and The Lonesome Road ($173,716), both were multiple stakes winners on the Ohio circuit during the 1990's.

* Jockey Larry Taylor continues to lead the standings with 47 wins through Tuesday, seven more than Hector Rosario Jr., who was aboard Cat Singer on Tuesday. William Trolio and Rodney Prescott are third and fourth, respectively, with 39 and 35 wins.

Ron Powell and Joe Woodard are in a tight race for leading trainer. Powell had 16 wins through Tuesday, two more than Woodward and five more than Palacios and Marty Long.