05/26/2005 11:00PM

Slewpast should keep rolling


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Can any of the six other horses that entered the $40,000 Emerald Downs Handicap at Hastings Sunday beat the talented 3-year-old filly Slewpast? Probably not if she runs her usual race. And from the way Slewpast looked in her two works since easily winning the Supernaturel Stakes May 8, she is going to be very tough to beat in the 6 1/2-furlong feature.

Slewpast, who is trained by Robbie Anderson, is going for her fourth straight stakes win. And like her stablemate Regal Red in 2004, she has dominated her opponents.

A British Columbia-bred daughter of Western Trick, Slewpast began her streak with a 3 1/2-length win in the Lassie Stakes last August. She was given the rest of the year off and returned April 17 with a vengeance, winning the Fair Lady by 6 3/4 lengths. Slewpast then cruised to an easy win in the Supernaturel. She figures to be a heavy favorite Sunday. Frank Fuentes retains the mount.

"I don't know if anyone can beat her, but we're certainly going to try," said trainer Lance Giesbrecht, who has entered both After the Knight and Aim for the Wire.

After the Knight finished 22 lengths behind Slewpast on a sloppy track in the Fair Lady but ran a much better race in the Supernaturel, finishing second.

"She hates a wet track," said Giesbrecht. "She's also learning how to rate, and with Aim for the Wire in the race we should have a decent pace to close into."