11/08/2007 12:00AM

Sarasponda seeks third straight

EmailSarasponda will attempt to make it three in a row when she takes on six other 2-year-old Ohio-accredited fillies in the $50,000 Glacial Princess at Beulah Park.

Trained by Joe Shuman, Sarasponda won a maiden race by a length against statebred fillies going six furlongs Sept. 22 at Thistledown. She came back in the $75,000 JW Galbreath in the Best of Ohio on Oct. 6 and defeated registered Ohio-breds by 2 1/2 lengths going 1 1/16 miles, her first try at two turns. Her just-off-the-pace style should suit her well in the one-mile Glacial Princess, and a victory would set her up as the favorite for Ohio 2-year-old filly of the year. Scott Spieth retains the mount.

In order to be an Ohio-accredited horse, both the sire and dam must be in Ohio, whereas with Ohio registered horses, only the dam must be in Ohio.

What's Left, trained by Eric Reed, can be expected to improve off her first start Oct. 6 in the JW Galbreath, when she closed well to run fourth, beaten 2 3/4 lengths by Sarasponda. What's Left will be ridden by Otto Thorwarth and breaks from post 5 in the field of seven.

Gloria Daze, the only winner at two turns in the field other than Sarasponda, will be well backed off her maiden win at Turfway Park on Sept. 18. Trained by Bill Napier, Gloria Daze wired a field of maidens going one mile in her third start in her last out. Gloria Daze will be ridden by Ramon Luna for the first time.