08/01/2007 11:00PM

Sir Swervalot sharp coming into Bullit


One filly and one mare square off against five geldings in the $45,000 John Bullit Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Sir Swervalot may prove the narrow favorite in the 1 1/16-mile turf race with his excellent recent form. He has won 5 of 6 starts this year.

Claimed by trainer Jamie Ness for $16,000 at Tampa Bay Downs in April, Sir Swervalot stepped up into allowance company and never wavered for his new connections, winning four turf races while posting ever faster Beyer Speed Figures.

Trainer Mac Robertson sends out an uncoupled entry. His recent Lady Canterbury winner Honour Colony could unravel Sir Swervalot's chances because she shares his front-running style.

A speed duel could well aid Robertson's other half of the entry, Prospective Kiss, who finished a solid second in the Brooks Fields in June. Derek Bell, a rider who has been extremely effective on the Canterbury turf course in the last few weeks, is named to ride Prospective Kiss.

Arlington shipper Otis Ridge returns to Canterbury, where he finished fourth in the Brooks Fields seven weeks ago. Scott Stevens rides Otis Ridge for trainer Mike Reavis.

Little Wagon's form has improved rapidly in three grass outings this season. Mike Kirby trains Little Wagon and has named Adolfo Morales to ride.

The 4-year old filly On Safari, who finished second in the Lady Canterbury, and Image, winner of the 2003 Claiming Crown Emerald, are also entered.