07/18/2007 11:00PM

Shacane price play in open race


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Shacane, a graded stakes winner of over $270,000, could be a decent price in the seventh race at Hastings Saturday. The 1 1/16-mile $75,000 optional race for 3-year-olds and up drew eight horses and it shapes up as an excellent betting race.

Shacane, who won the Grade 3 Premiers as a 3-year-old in 2002 and also finished third last year, is certainly playable.

Trained by Shauna Ferguson, Shacane ran evenly to finish fourth in a sprint with the same conditions June 30, and he figures to move forward in his second start of the year. He'll be ridden by apprentice Rocco Bowen.

Timeless Passion, who is trained by Carl Lausten, could be favored off of his very good second to Spaghetti Mouse in the Grade 3 Lieutenant Governors July 1. The last time Timeless Passion won a race was in July 2005 when he beat Spaghetti Mouse in a $75,000 optional race.

Trainer Troy Taylor has entered Act of God and French Roast, who will run coupled.

Act of God will be trying dirt for just the second time in his 13-race career. In his first try on the main track he finished seventh in the Lieutenant Governors. He came back to work a very fast five furlongs in 58.80 seconds July 15 and could be more comfortable in his second start on this surface.

French Roast has won both of his starts this year, and although he's taking a big step up in class, he could be dangerous as the lone speed.

Alexandersrun, Silver Donn and Mighty Cahill are stakes winners at the distance and also look very live.