10/04/2006 11:00PM

'Roll On' one of six maidens in Razorback


Millsap Stables and trainer Hal Wiggins could see lightning strike twice at Louisiana Downs on Saturday, when they send out Roll On Roll On in the $50,000 Razorback Futurity. The connections won last year's running of the race with Brassie Prince, a full brother to Roll On Roll On.

The Razorback is the first of two stakes on the card, both at six furlongs and both restricted to 2-year-olds bred in Arkansas. Its counterpart for fillies is the $50,000 Lady Razorback.

Roll On Roll On arrived here Wednesday morning from Churchill Downs. He faces six others in the Razorback, and all but Storm Chaser are maidens. Roll On Roll On owns the field's highest last-race Beyer Speed Figure, a 63, for finishing second by a neck last out in a $50,000 maiden claiming race at Turfway Park.

"He's coming up to the race really well," said Wiggins. "We're expecting a nice race from him."

Wiggins looks for Roll On Roll On to be close to the pace, a running style he shares with Brassie Prince, who won last year's Razorback on the front end one start after winning his debut at Ellis Park with a Beyer of 59.

"I expect for him to have a little speed," he said of Roll On Roll On. "He may not be in front, but I think he'll be with the leaders, with the front bunch, and just go from there. I think he's really fit to go that distance."

Roll On Roll On has made two starts, and both have been at six furlongs. In his debut, he finished second by 1 3/4 lengths in a maiden claimer at Ellis. Roll On Roll On is by Storm and a Half, a leading Arkansas stallion owned by Leon and Betty Millsap of Millsap Stables.

Tracy Hebert has the mount. The chief threat is Storm Chaser, who is speed from the rail. He was a wire-to-wire maiden winner at Louisiana Downs on Sept. 10. Trainer Cole Norman has given the mount to Carlos Gonzalez.

* Rita Katrina, an impressive debut winner, and Stormy Beach, a full sister to stakes winner Stormy Destin, look like the top contenders in the Lady Razorback. Others of interest in the 10-horse field include Ile St Jaycee and Everything's Rosie, both of who are working sharply for their career debuts Saturday.