08/05/2003 11:00PM

Three stakes winners to tangle at Los Alamitos


Three 870-yard stakes winners at Los Alamitos this year - Available Credit, Harbor Beach, and Heros Call - will meet over that distance at the Southern California track in the $15,570 John Deere California Challenge on Friday night.

Available Credit, trained by Paul Jones, had a five-race winning streak broken in his latest start when he was third in the La Playa Handicap. He had won the Paul Ford Handicap, the Moonshiner Handicap, and the Calyx Handicap during his streak.

Harbor Beach is undefeated in three 870-yard starts at Los Alamitos, including the California Breeders Marathon Handicap on June 21.

Heros Call, owned and trained by Laura Pinelli, won three 870-yard races, including the Gold Rush Derby, before finishing second in the La Playa Handicap in his most recent start.

"He was carried wide around the turn in the La Playa," Pinelli said. "I thought he finished extremely well."

Snow Warning may get stakes win

Snow Warning may have found a good spot for his first stakes win in the Grade 3, $46,960 TQHA Sires' Cup Derby at Sam Houston Race Park on Friday night.

Snow Warning was only 1-for-9 last year but has found his form this year for trainer John Buchanan, with a win and a second-place finish from two starts. He won his Sires' Cup Derby trial with the fastest qualifying time: 20.12 seconds for the 400 yards.

Snow Warning will be challenged by Lazy E Futurity winner Chicks Cartel and Sires' Cup Futurity third-place finisher Party Hound.

'Shake' tops Sires' Cup Futurity

I Make Em Shake brings fastest-qualifier status into a wide-open Grade 2, $124,120 TQHA Sires' Cup Futurity on Saturday night at Sam Houston.

I Make Em Shake, trained by Phillip Calais Jr., won his Sam Houston debut when he captured his 350-yard Cup trial in 17.663 seconds.

In his four previous career starts - all at Delta Downs - he was second in the Grade 3 American Airlines East Challenge and fourth in the Firecracker Futurity.

Lil Bit Rowdy, third in the American Airlines East Challenge, is the second-fastest qualifier to the Sires' Cup Futurity with a 17.795-second trial win.

Undefeated Sashay N Six after fifth win

Northlands Futurity winner Sashay N Six goes for her fifth win in as many starts in the Grade 3, $47,070 American Airlines Central Challenge on Saturday at Prairie Meadows.

Sashay N Six, trained by Edward Ross Hardy, started her career at Canterbury Downs with three straight wins, including a half-length win in the Grade 3 Northlands Futurity.

In her only Prairie Meadows start, Sashay N Six won her Central Challenge trial with the second-fastest qualifying time of 17.981 seconds for 350 yards.

Mr Shot Dunn is the fastest qualifier, with a 17.962-second trial win.

Classy Shot Glass defends title

Classy Shot Glass is the horse to beat when he defends his title in the Grade 3, $19,440 John Deere Oklahoma Challenge over 870 yards on Sunday at Remington Park.

Trained by James Lackey, Classy Shot Glass won last year's race by 1 1/2 lengths and went on to win the Grade 1, $75,000 Distance Challenge Championship at Lone Star Park.

If he wins on Sunday, he will qualify to defend his Distance Challenge Championship victory. This year's race will be held on Nov. 1 at Los Alamitos.