07/10/2008 11:00PM

Sakakawea has right style in futurity


A full field of 10 2-year-olds will try six furlongs for the first time in the $25,000 Capitol City Futurity, the closing day feature at the Lincoln State Fair.

Three of the four supplemental nominations have entered the race with Sakakawea the likely favorite in this juvenile guessing game.

Sakakawea, an Iowa-bred filly trained by Ray Tracy, won her maiden at first asking at Prairie Meadows on June 21, rallying from just off the pace going 4 1/2 furlongs. That style should fit perfectly in this spot as the two winners in the field race on the lead. Sakakawea drew post 4 and will have Dylan Williams aboard.

Wholoelotta Richter, trained by Amber Slack, won his maiden here by nearly four lengths under a hand ride on June 29. He will merit respect off that good effort with Larren Delorme riding from post 1.

Yager Bomb is the other winner in this field. He won his maiden for Slack but is now trained by Dean Bliss. After a slow start, Yager Bomb moved up to duel on the lead of his half-mile maiden race and was slowly edging clear late over an off track. Yager Bomb drew post 9 and will have leading rider Yuri Yaranga aboard.

King Tymatt, who was supplemented to this race by trainer David Anderson, made his career debut in the State Fair Futurity, setting the pace for nearly a half-mile before fading to third. He worked a strong three furlongs in 36 seconds on Thursday morning and will be ridden by apprentice Chris Fackler.