04/06/2010 11:00PM

Someone's losing streak must end


ARCADIA, Calif. - The style of racing that gave Euroglide consecutive wins in turf sprints in late 2008 and early 2009 is getting away from the 6-year-old gelding.

"He seems to have lost his quickness down the hill, but maybe not his stamina," trainer Peter Eurton said.

Euroglide has lost 10 consecutive races, nine of which came in sprints. Still, Eurton is hopeful that Euroglide can end the lengthy losing streak in a one-mile allowance on turf in Friday's seventh race at Santa Anita.

"He's still a pretty good horse," Eurton said. "There is nothing ailing him right now. He just can't get over the top and get by one or two of them."

Friday's race is Euroglide's first start on turf since a sixth-place finish in the Impressive Luck II Handicap on the hillside turf course here on Jan. 2. In a two-week span in late January and early February, Euroglide finished third in an optional claimer over six furlongs on Jan. 30 and a one-mile optional claimer on Feb. 10. Both of those races were on the synthetic main track. On Feb. 10, Euroglide was beaten a head for second, closing from sixth in a field of 10.

Euroglide worked three furlongs in 35.40 seconds at Santa Anita on Tuesday.

"He was a little sharper than I was looking for," Eurton said.

All five runners in Friday's seventh race are in the midst of losing streaks. Worldly has not won in 10 races, Dark Islander in six, Red Alert Day in three races, and Aggie Engineer in his last two starts.

Aggie Engineer was second in an allowance race on the main track here on March 12, losing by a half-length.

Worldly won the Will Rogers Stakes and Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap in 2007, but has not won since. Friday's race is his first start since a fifth in the Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar last summer.

Dark Islander won the Oak Tree Derby here in 2006 and has subsequently raced in Europe, Canada, Dubai, and the United States. A 7-year-old, Dark Islander has made four starts for trainer Neil Drysdale in the last 21 months, but has not started since finishing last of four in an optional claimer at Woodbine last September.

Drysdale also starts Red Alert Day, who was fifth in the Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile here on March 6.