09/28/2007 12:00AM

Rx Registrar just needs repeat effort

EmailVANCOUVER, British Columbia - Rx Registrar isn't the most consistent horse around, but if he comes close to repeating his latest performance, he should be tough to beat in the feature race at Hastings Sunday. His main threat in the $20,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up who haven't won three races appears to be Just a Country Boy. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint drew nine horses and goes as the ninth race.

Rx Registrar, who is trained by Carl Lausten, is dropping in price but he's moving down in class because he was facing a tough group of horses when he finished second in an open $15,000 claiming race Sept. 22. The winner, T. J. Hennessy, was coming off of a very good second-place finish behind Tango Mango in a $25,000 claiming sprint Sept. 3. The third-place finisher, Commodore Craig, is a stakes winner with over $325,000 in earnings.

Rx Registrar, who will be ridden by apprentice rider Fernando Perez, has tactical speed and he figures to get a good trip from just off of Fury's Allstar and possibly Scots Pine.

Just a Country Boy is coming off of an easy 9 1/4-length win over next-out winner Newton's Rule in an $8,000 nonwinners-of-two sprint Sept. 8. He could take a big step forward in his second start following a three-month layoff.

Fury's Allstar set very fast fractions before fading in a $50,000 optional race Aug. 17. He shouldn't have to go as fast here and could be dangerous if he's allowed to set an unpressured pace.

Organist should appreciate the class relief following a good effort to finish third behind M L's Indian in an entry-level allowance race Sept. 1.