04/07/2010 11:00PM

Trickin G, Right to Rule square off


Right to Rule, victorious in the Pontalba Stakes last November at Fair Grounds, and Trickin G, a Bret Calhoun trainee who has won three of her four starts, are poised to battle in Saturday night's $50,000 Hallowed Dreams Stakes at Evangeline Downs. Five other 3-year-old fillies will join them in the 5 1/2-furlong headliner, which will go as the evening's second race.

Right to Rule has started one time this year, a fourth-place performance over the Fair Grounds turf on March 26. A daughter of Five Star Day, Right to Rule got most of the winter off after winning three times as a 2-year-old.

"Hopefully, she got enough out of that turf race," trainer Steve Asmussen said after entries for the Hallowed Dreams were taken Wednesday. "It looks like we will have to outrun Calhoun's filly. She looked good in beating the boys at Houston last time."

After winning at first asking in early January, Trickin G won an entry-level allowance in her third career start in late February. A Florida-bred City Place filly, Trickin G most recently squared off against male opponents three weeks ago at Sam Houston and led every step. She has been sent off at odds-on in each of her four starts, with only a second-place performance in her second start standing between her and a perfect record.

"She has a done everything we have asked of her," Calhoun said. "She has a great turn of natural speed. There are not many spots for a 3-year-old filly who has won three times in three months, so it is time we took her to the next level. She deserves a shot."

Asmussen has given the call on Right to Rule to Donnie Meche, while John Jacinto will ride Trickin G.

Others in the field include Bella's Sister, undefeated in two starts at the recently concluded Delta Downs meeting by a combined 15 lengths, and Sheza Sexy A. P., a two-time winner who comes off a second-place performance in the $125,000 Premier Starlet at Delta in early February.