09/06/2007 11:00PM

Star Prospector faces just one threat


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Trainer Terry Jordan appears to have a stranglehold of both divisions of the $60,000 CTHS Sales Stakes. After saddling heavily favored Dancing Allstar in the fillies division Saturday, on Sunday he will lead over Star Prospector, who will likely be odds-on to win the colts and geldings division.

Horses had to have gone through a Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Sale in order to be eligible for the 6 1/2-furlong Sales Stakes.

Star Prospector will be facing five horses, and Desert Alf appears to be the only serious threat.

Star Prospector has reeled off two straight stakes wins since being claimed July 14 for $25,000 by Jordan, who was acting on behalf of Bob Cheema. In his first start for his new connections, Star Prospector paid $29.50 when he upset Call Me Tomorrow in the B.C. Cup Nursery on Aug. 6. Star Prospector was a much shorter price in the New Westminster, and once again he finished in front of Call Me Tomorrow.

Star Prospector has excellent speed, and he will probably control the race from start to finish.

Desert Alf is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Spaghetti Mouse, and although he didn't win when he debuted in a 3 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race Aug. 24, he was very impressive. He didn't break that sharply, but he finished full of run to get up for second.