09/04/2009 11:00PM

Teide looks sharp for Randall


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Trainer Dino Condilenios is expecting a big effort out of Teide in the $50,000 S.W. Randall Plate at Hastings on Monday. The 1 1/8-mile Randall is one of five stakes races on the card and will serve as the co-feature with the $50,000 Richmond Derby Trial.

In his last start at Hastings, Teide scored an impressive win in the $101,000 Lieutenant Governors on July 1. He followed that up with a troubled third in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile on Aug. 16 and according to Condilenios he is coming into the Randall as a sharp horse.

"He's doing really well right now," said Condilenios. "We haven't worked him since the Mile but he's plenty fit and I'm just hoping for a clean trip."

Chad Hoverson retains the mount.

Krazy Koffee, third in the Lieutenant Governors, came back to win the $110,000 B.C. Cup Classic on Aug. 3 and from the looks of his bullet four-furlong work in 47.80 seconds on Sept. 1 he could be coming up to a peak performance. Trained by Cindy Krasner, Krazy Koffee was the horse of the year in British Columbia last year.

Dixie Meister is the big question mark in the race. He will be making his first start for trainer Alan May, and should win off his best race. His last win came in the Grade 2 Californian at Hollywood Park in 2006, however.

Spaghetti Mouse, who was a late scratch in the B.C. Cup Classic, has worked smartly since and could be dangerous from a stalking position.P

California shipper looks dangerous

One of the best races on the card is the $30,000 Presidents Speed. The weight for age sprint for 3-year-olds and up going 6 1/2 furlongs drew eight horses, including Silver Stetson Man, who is shipping in from Southern California.

In his last start, Silver Stetson Man, running out of the Bob Baffert barn, finished a dull sixth as the favorite in a $100,000 optional claiming race at Del Mar on July 30. But if you key on his third-place finish behind Talkin to Mom Roo in his initial start his year at Hollywood Park on July 12, he looks like the horse to beat. Talkin to Mom Roo came back to finish second in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby at Del Mar on Aug. 8.

Silver Stetson Man has been working sharply at Pegasus Training Center in Washington for May. Northlands Park-based Jake Barton will ride Silver Stetson Man.

Bank Emblem won't mind the move back to a sprint after a rough trip in the Longacres Mile.

Woombroom Express will need to avoid a wide trip from his outside post if he is going to win his fourth straight race.

Difficult to separate favorites

It looks like a cinch exacta in the $55,000 Strawberry Morn Stakes for older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles. Who to key on top is the only real question in the six-horse field that has only four betting interests?

Take your pick of either Against the Sky or the Troy Taylor-trained entry of Holy Nova, Lady Raj, and Summer Song. Taylor indicated that Summer Song might not run.

Against the Sky, trained by Craig MacPherson, is coming off a game win in the B.C. Cup Distaff on Aug. 3. The champion older filly or mare in the province last year, Against the Sky is undefeated going around three turns. Her biggest win came in the Grade 3 Ballerina last year.

Holy Nova ran a dull race in the Emerald Distaff at Emerald Downs on Aug. 16, but she won the Vancouver Sun the last time she ran here and also dead-heated for first in the $50,000 Boeing Stakes at Emerald Downs on July 26.

Tierra Del Fuego looks obvious

Tierra Del Fuego will be a short price to win the 1 1/16-mile, $50,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club for 3-year-old fillies. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the final prep for the $125,000 B.C. Oaks on Sept. 26.

Trained by Barbara Heads, Tierra Del Fuego has won both of the middle-distance stakes for 3-year-old fillies at the meet and she crushed her opponents by 5 3/4 lengths in the B.C. Cup Dogwood in her last start.

P.S. Good N Ready might have the best chance of pulling off an upset. She forced the pace before stopping badly in the Dogwood, but she will be running on Lasix for the first time and will also be adding blinkers. Trained by Cindy Krasner, P.S. Good N Ready won the $107,000 Sadie Diamond Futurity last year and is the top money earner in the field with $151,529.