11/16/2001 12:00AM

'Tiny' looks for seventh straight win


PORTLAND, Ore. - Tiny Rocket Dash puts his six-race winning streak on the line at Portland Meadows on Sunday in a field of 10 in the $10,000 Oregon-bred Juvenile Quarter Horse Championship at 400 yards.

Tiny Rocket Dash, a son of Terribly Wicked who is owned by Paul Presler, has been perfect since running second in his career debut at Sun Downs in April. Tiny Rocket Dash has won futurities at Waitsburg, Prineville, and Kalispell, and he was an authoritative one-length winner in his trial heat for Sunday's final on Nov. 3, when he got 400 yards in 20.80 seconds. Trainer Chuck Lindsay has tabbed regular rider David Brown to ride at 122 pounds, though Brown usually tacks a bit more.

Despite his accomplishments, Tiny Rocket Dash may take a back seat in the betting to Micro Meter and Isle Fly Easy, both of whom qualified in faster times while running first and second, respectively, in the second of the two trial races run on Nov. 1.

Micro Meter won that heat by a length in 20.44, but he broke from the middle of the gate that day while Isle Fly Easy had to cope with the difficult rail post.

The draw for posts could prove decisive to the outcome of Sunday's final. Tiny Rocket Dash had the misfortune to draw the rail post, Micro Meter drew post 3 with Tad Scaggs aboard, and Isle Fly Easy landed in post 9 with Tammy Papineau up.

The Oregon-bred Juvenile Championship will go as race 4 on Sunday's 10-race card. The Thoroughbred feature, a six-furlong allowance for 3-year-olds and up, will go as race 9. First post is slated for 1 p.m.