11/01/2007 11:00PM

Sir Gallovic looms large if he starts

EmailVANCOUVER, British Columbia - Sir Gallovic will be a very short price if he runs in the 11th race at Hastings on Sunday. The 1 1/16-mile allowance race for 3-year-olds and up attracted nine horses and will serve as the closing-day feature. Because Hastings is running 12 races Sunday, the first post has been moved up to 12:25 p.m.

Sir Gallovic is part of a three-horse entry trained by Troy Taylor that includes Act of God and French Roast. According to Taylor, only two of the horses will start.

If Sir Gallovic runs, Taylor is viewing the race as a prep for the Grade 3, $150,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate on Nov. 17. Sir Gallovic is coming off of a neck win over True Metropolitan in the Grade 3 Premiers on Oct. 14.

"I haven't done a lot with him since the Premiers," said Taylor. "He should be fit enough, though. I'll leave it up to the owners to see which one they want to scratch."

All three horses are owned by Glen Todd and Patrick Kinsella. Frank Fuentes is named to ride Sir Gallovic.

Without Sir Gallovic, it's still a strong field. Ookashada was the top 2-year-old at Hastings last year, and was the leading 3-year-old on the grounds until Sir Gallovic shipped in from New York in midsummer.

Trained by Toni Cloutier, Ookashada has won three stakes races this year and is coming off a fourth-place finish in the Premiers.

Bad Sneaker hasn't been able to beat the best 3-year-olds on the grounds but still has won three races and earned $73,479.