10/15/2008 11:00PM

Short rest for Summer Song


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - It is hard to separate the five horses running in the feature race at Hastings on Saturday. The 1 1/16-mile allowance race for fillies and mares that have not won a stakes in 2008 goes as the ninth race.

There is a good chance an honest pace will materialize, and that should help the chances of the only 3-year-old in the race, Summer Song. Trained by Troy Taylor, Summer Song came from off the pace to win an allowance race with the same conditions but restricted to 3-year-old fillies last Saturday. If she can handle coming back in just seven days, she figures to make her presence known in the deep stretch.

Wind Storm, who is trained by Dave Forster, has won her last two sprints impressively, and the main concern is her ability to get the distance. In four tries at 1 1/16 miles, her best result was a second-place finish behind Lady Raj in the Strawberry Morn Handicap on June 15. She has never been sharper, however, and with her tactical speed she should get a nice trip from just off of an expected lively pace.

Restless Lady also has won her last two sprints, and like Wind Storm has to prove she can handle a middle distance. Restless Lady's chances will improve if the track comes up wet. In six starts over wet surfaces, she has won four times.

Include the Grand set the pace before tiring to finish sixth in the Grade 3 Ballerina last Saturday. Yoorock Gal also has speed but hasn't raced since she finished last in the B.C. Cup Distaff on Aug. 4.