04/29/2010 11:00PM

Streakin' Mohican looks fit


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Streakin' Mohican and Dyna Stroll look like the main players in the feature race at Hastings on Sunday. The six-furlong classified allowance race for 3-year-olds with a $75,000 claiming option drew eight horses and goes as the seventh race.

Streakin' Mohican should have a conditioning edge over the rest of the field. Trained by Rod Cone, Streakin' Mohican will be making his fifth start this year - the first four came at Golden Gate - and the other horses in the field will be making their 2010 debuts.

A Florida-bred colt by Songandaprayer, Streakin' Mohican is also a very sharp horse. He won three races in a row before finishing fourth in a $32,000 optional claiming race April 4. It was his first start for Cone, who had claimed him for $32,000 for owner Curtis Landry on March 13. Streakin' Mohican had an excuse in his last start - he didn't break that sharply, and after rushing up to force the pace he tired in the late stretch.

"He got bumped around a bit coming out of the gate," Cone said. "He likes the lead, and it didn't help that he took a pretty big wallop coming out of there."

Streakin' Mohican has never raced on dirt, but Cone said he was pleased with the way he handled the Hastings surface when he earned a bullet for his four-furlong move in 48 seconds flat April 15.

"He seemed to handle it okay," Cone said. "We'll see how he stacks up with the horses here."

Frank Fuentes will ride.

Streakin' Mohican will have to be on his game to beat Dyna Stroll. Trained by Troy Taylor, Dyna Stroll closed his 2-year-old campaign with a win going 1 1/16 miles in the $107,000 Ascot Graduation Stakes. He can sprint, too. He won going 3 1/2 furlongs when he made his debut in a maiden special weight race May 23, and he placed in four straight sprint stakes. His sharp five-furlong move in 59.80 seconds April 18 is a sign that Taylor has him primed for a strong effort.

As usual, jockey Mario Gutierrez will be aboard.

Victor's Magic also closed 2009 with a win. After finishing third in the Ascot, he rallied from off the pace to win an allowance race for non-stakes winners Nov. 7. His trainer, Quint McCabe, said Victor's Magic has been "training forwardly and should give a good account of himself."