06/29/2006 11:00PM

Tough to separate these four


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A well-matched group of 3-year-old fillies will hold the spotlight in the featured seventh race at Hastings Sunday. Not Just Dreaming, Klinsman's Luck, Northern Ayne, and Kinda Sassy finished less than a neck apart when they met in a $35,000 claiming race at 1 1/16 miles June 18. They meet again Sunday under the same conditions in a field of eight horses.

Not Just Dreaming nosed out a late-charging Northern Ayne last time, and considering that she's moving from post 9 to post 2, she could be the favorite. Trained by Barb Heads, Not Just Dreaming has tactical speed and should get a perfect ground-saving trip behind Klinsman's Luck.

Northern Ayne also moves inside, and despite sitting a few lengths off of a very slow pace in her last race, she made a strong move in the stretch. She would be very dangerous if they were to go a little faster during the early stages on Sunday, but there doesn't appear to be a lot of speed in the field.

Klinsman's Luck, who was the favorite and finished third when the four fillies last met, should make the lead again, and it wouldn't be surprising to see her take them all the way in her second attempt at a middle distance.

Kinda Sassy was last during the early stages of her last race, but she was closing fastest of all. She was forced to go wide while making her move and could be dangerous with a better trip.