07/21/2005 11:00PM

Sam-Son has 3 shots at four-peat


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Sam-Son Farm and trainer Mark Frostad have won the last three runnings of the Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes, and they will run three horses in Sunday's renewal: Silver Ticket, Colorful Judgement, and Burst of Fire.

The Chinese Cultural Centre Stakes is run over 1 3/8 miles on turf and is worth $343,200.

comes off the race of his life in the Grade 2 King Edward BC Handicap. After a four-wide stalking trip, he pulled away for a 2 3/4-length victory under Todd Kabel.

Assistant trainer Hugh Chatman said Silver Ticket gets intimidated when he runs inside, so his wide trip in the King Edward worked out well, unlike when he finished fourth in a Keeneland allowance in April.

"He got him to the outside, and he ran a big race," Chatman said of the King Edward. "When he ran at Keeneland, he got buried along the fence, and the jock said he ran spotty. You have to get a clear trip on the outside with him."

Colorful Judgement was third in the nine-furlong King Edward, his first outing since a two-race winter stint at the Fair Grounds.

"He ran big coming off the long layoff," Chatman said. "He was getting tired, and then he kicked on a little at the end. He's nice and fresh, and has been training well."

took the 1 3/8-mile Sky Classic Handicap in October and has two wins from 3 starts at that distance. "He loves to go a [longer] route of ground," Chatman said.

will be the rabbit in the Grade 2 event. "He'll be out there setting a comfortable pace," Chatman said. "We don't want him opening up five or six on the field."

is fresh off an eye-catching score in the Grade 3 Dominion Day Handicap. His lone turf attempt resulted in a win last year over Silver Ticket and Burst of Fire in the 1 1/2-mile Breeders' Stakes.

Trainer Catherine Day Phillips said she is hoping A Bit O'Gold reaffirms his turf prowess.

"I thought he ran great on it last year," Day Phillips said. "There's lots of turf races going long here, and it would open up lots of opportunities for him if he takes to it at this level of competition."

Day Phillips said A Bit O'Gold has continued to train strongly, including a five-furlong breeze on the training track last Saturday that went in a minute.