01/31/2004 1:00AM

Three set to do battle once more


PORTLAND, Ore. - Jekyll and Hyde, Donovan Scores, and Bon to Run, who took turns outfinishing each other in January, will attempt to sort out their pecking order in Monday's featured race at Portland Meadows. At a mile for older $5,000 claimers, the race has drawn a field of seven, including a stable coupling.

The three-way competition began Jan. 3, when Jekyll and Hyde won his Portland Meadows debut at the expense of Donovan Scores, whom he outfinished by four lengths after a mile in 1:39.21. Trainer Tony Canady claimed the 7-year-old Jekyll and Hyde out of that race for $3,200

Donovan Scores, trained by Jonathan Nance, came back to post a 3 1/4-length victory over $3,200 claimers on Jan. 17, covering a mile in 1:40.66. Finishing fourth after setting the pace that day was Bon to Run.

Bon to Run flattered Donovan Scores in last Saturday's William Kyne Handicap at nine furlongs, as he held on for third behind Yesss after leading into the stretch at 24-1. Finishing fifth in the Kyne, 8 1/2 lengths behind Bon to Run, was Jekyll and Hyde.

Bon to Run, a 12-year-old from the barn of trainer Jaqueline Smith, again figures to show the way on Monday. He has posted a pair of wire-to-wire victories at the current meet, most recently defeating $3,200 rivals at a mile in December.

Donovan Scores will race coupled with Orlando's Dream, another Nance trainee. Orlando's Dream has not raced since his debut here on Dec. 22, when he defeated $2,500 claimers by 5 1/2 lengths after a mile in 1:40.60.