07/04/2010 11:00PM

Socks Are Up takes class drop for return to Northlands


Socks Are Up returns to Northlands Park, where he will be one of the favorites in Wednesday's feature, a first-level allowance race for 3-year-olds going six-furlongs.

Socks Are Up wasn't gone very long. Trainer Greg Tracy shipped him to Assiniboia Downs to run in the $30,000 Golden Boy Stakes on June 19. He forced the early pace before finishing third to Bet Your Boots and Cherokees Goal. In his previous start, Socks Are Up won a maiden special weight race over a sloppy track locally on May 29.

Trainer Rod Cone and owner Darrell Landry won the $50,000 Chariot Chaser for 3-year-old fillies with Notoriously on Canada Day and they hope Pros Or Joes will also develop into a top 3-year-old. Pros Or Joes has the best last -race Beyer Speed Figure in the field, 74, and looked good winning a maiden special weight race in front-running fashion June 26.

Overbay, trained by Craig Smith, figures to attract a lot of attention off of his good second in a first-level allowance race June 19. Overbay showed a lot of potential when he won a maiden special weight race going six furlongs in his debut on May 29.

Dubla Gold is coming to hand quickly for trainer Kelly Grieves. In his first start, he finished second to Shot for Grandpa in a 3 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race May 14 and then came right back to win a $20,000 maiden race by 6 1/4 lengths June 25.