07/03/2008 12:00AM

Supernaturel kicks off stakes double


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – For the first time this year Hastings has carded two stakes races on the same program. Leading off in the seventh is the $50,000 Supernaturel Handicap for 3-year-old fillies. The 1 1/16-mile race attracted six horses, including probable favorite Remarkable Miss.

The Troy Taylor-trained entry of Holy Nova and Lady Raj will be a very short price in the second stakes, the Vancouver Sun. The $50,000 Sun at 1 1/16 miles goes as the eighth race, with eight fillies and mares entered.

Remarkable Miss, who is trained by Barb Heads, is coming off of a second-place finish behind Dancing Allstar in the 6 1/2-furlongs CTHS Sales Stakes on June. 21. She also finished second to Dancing Allstar in the 1 1/16-mile Fantasy last year. Considering that Remarkable Miss is a half-sister to the $220,000 earner Trick of the North, who placed in the Grade 3 Premiers going 1 3/8 miles, she figures to improve with the move to a middle distance.

“I think our filly could give Dancing Allstar a run for her money going long,” said Heads. “Am I disappointed that Dancing Allstar isn’t in the race? No.”

Frank Fuentes rides Remarkable Miss.

Daymaker looks like the main threat. A Kentucky-bred filly by Fusaichi Pegasus, Daymaker has started only twice but she has displayed a considerable amount of talent. Trained by Dino Condilenios, Daymaker was a very impressive winner of a six-furlong maiden special weight race on May 25, and in her next start she ran a huge race to finish second by a neck in the one-mile Penny Ridge Stakes at Stampede Park on June 15.

Juvee Hall scored a sharp two-length win in an entry-level allowance sprint on June 8, and could be the sleeper.