10/19/2004 11:00PM

Turf Paradise track report


Power Wave's demonstrative 2 1/2-length win in last Saturday's $62,978 Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders' Sales Stakes at Turf Paradise marks him as an up-and-comer, and trainer Michael Lenzini is now eyeing bigger events with this son of All Thee Power. A 2-year-old California-bred colt, Power Wave is now 4 for 4, including two stakes wins. All four victories have come by daylight and the colt appears to be getting even better.

Lenzini said Power Wave will be pointed to the Arizona Juvenile at Turf Paradise Dec. 26, or a race at Sunland, or even a race at Santa Anita.

In the filly division of the ATBA, Lady Bertrando ($3.40) proved a most worthy favorite in a romping 8 1/4-length victory. In fact, her time of 1:10.94 for the six-furlong race compares well against Power Wave's 1:10.56 for the same distance 20 minutes later.

"The Arizona Oaks is on her schedule, but that's not until February," said her trainer, Dan McFarlane. "Between now and then, I'm not sure."

* Kyle Kaenel, the 16-year-old apprentice and son of long-time rider "Cowboy" Jack Kaenel, celebrated his first three-win day here last Friday.

Kaenel won the third race with Master Designer ($25.60), the seventh with Iza Bon Fire ($10.20), and the ninth with Hemandan ($9.20).

"That was fun," said Kaenel. "It's great to win, but my goal is to race often so I can be really good at this."

Kaenel won his milestone fifth race Oct. 12, meaning that it will be a year from that date when he will lose his apprentice status. He won his first race Sept. 20 at Kentucky Downs.