08/12/2009 11:00PM

Tough group for $12,500 at Hastings


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Distorted Glamour goes for his second win in a row when he drops a notch to run in a $12,500 claiming race for 3-year-olds and up that will serve as the feature race at Hastings on Saturday. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint drew seven horses and goes as the seventh race.

Trained by Troy Taylor, Distorted Glamour had a pretty easy time of it in his win over Meux Power in a $17,500 claiming race on Aug. 1. With Fernando Perez aboard, Distorted Glamour set moderate fractions while under no pressure and he had little trouble maintaining his margin over Meux Power throughout the stretch. Distorted Glamour is capable of stalking the pace, something will probably need to do in order to win in this speed-filled field. Mario Gutierrez rides Distorted Glamour.

Organist has excellent speed and drew the rail, and it is safe to assume that jockey Richard Hamel will be sending him right to the front. Trained by Larry Lacoursiere, Organist hits pretty hard at this level. He won for this price on June 20, and after being claimed by Lacoursiere he jumped up to face $25,000 optional horses and finished last. In his latest race he set an honest pace and held on to finish second in a $12,500 claiming race on July 26.

The classy 11-year-old gelding Nineleventurbo will try and bounce back following a dull effort in the Distorted Glamour race on Aug. 1. Trained by Rob Gilker, Nineleventurbo ran well to finish third in a $17,500 claiming race in his seasonal debut on June 28. In 69 career starts he has compiled a 15-11-15 record for earnings of $253,965.