04/10/2008 12:00AM

Sweet Ambition, Run Right Thru rematch


Call Saturday's $50,000 Czaria Handicap at Sunland Park Round 2 for Run Right Thru and Sweet Ambition. The close one-two finishers in the Santa Teresa at Sunland on Feb. 23 renew acquaintances in the six-furlong Czaria, which lured six fillies and mares.

Run Right Thru, the 120-pound highweight and 2-1 morning-line favorite, won the Santa Teresa. Owned by Chris Coleman and trained by Henry Dominguez, she came from Southern California over the winter and made an immediate impact. She won an allowance race here Feb. 2 and then took the Santa Teresa. She stalked the pace in that 6 1/2-furlong race, took over into the lane, and prevailed by three-quarters of a length over Sweet Ambition.

Run Right Thru then tried the one-mile Harry Henson here March 16, but found the company too tough and the trip possibly too far, finishing fifth. She's back to a sprint Saturday, which surely helps. Regular rider Alfredo Juarez Jr. will be aboard again.

Sweet Ambition, owned by Millennium Farms and trained by Steve Asmussen, will carry 119 pounds and is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line. She won an optional claimer at Fair Grounds on Jan. 18 and then invaded here for the Santa Teresa. She was well back early but closed with a flourish to be second. Casey Lambert will ride.

Goodbye Norma Jean, a stablemate of Run Right Thru, set the pace and was third behind the top two in the Santa Teresa. She finished third in the Harry Henson, opening up early and tiring. She posted a bullet 45-second work at Sunland April 5.

A potential spoiler could be Forest Huntress. She has loads of speed and has had success all around the country. She finished fourth at Sunland on March 8 in an optional claiming sprint after five months on the bench and can move forward with that run under her belt. She boasts a bullet 47-second breeze on April 6.