10/10/2002 12:00AM

Someone's streak is about to end


Due to Win, who has won two Louisiana Downs stakes in her last two starts, and Cocoa Creek, who is perfect in three starts at the meet, should make for a competitive renewal of Saturday's $30,000 Old South Handicap.

The 1 1/16-mile turf race for fillies and mares drew nine, including Euryanthe, who appears to be nearing a victory; Chula, a razor-sharp 3-year-old; and Kentucky shipper Elaine's Booboo.

Due to Win won the $40,000 Delicada on dirt July 21, then switched to turf one start later and rolled to a one-length win in the $50,000 Sangue Handicap on Aug. 17. She has not raced since, but is working sharply for her return for owner Elvera Scarberry and trainer Eddie Ruiz.

Due to Win, who is fresher than most of her rivals, has worked consecutive bullets, and the fact that her mind is on speed right now should serve her well in the Old South as there appears to be little pace in the race. She will be ridden by Jamie Theriot.

C.J. Woodley has the mount on Cocoa Creek, who is flawless on turf this season at Louisiana Downs. She steps back into stakes company after defeating optional claiming foes by more than three lengths last out for her owner, Louisiana Downs leader Ken Murphy, and her trainer, Cole Norman.