11/25/2004 1:00AM

'Turn' looks good by association


PORTLAND, Ore. - Tomorrow's Turn heads a field of nine 2-year-olds in Saturday's $10,000 Columbia River Stakes at Portland Meadows.

Tomorrow's Turn is coming into the six-furlong race off a four-race campaign at Emerald Downs, where he posted a second and a win against $16,000 maidens before running third to $25,000 winners. In his last outing, the Captain Condo Stakes at Emerald on Sept. 19, Tomorrow's Turn just missed second by a neck when beaten five lengths by the winner, Seattles Best Joe. Seattles Best Joe has since flattered Tomorrow's Turn's effort by returning to win the $86,000 Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 23.

Tomorrow's Turn, a son of Tomorrow's Slew and Polly Putz Well, is trained by Jim Fergason for owner and breeder William Kosterman and will be ridden on Saturday by Juan Gutierrez.

Tomorrow's Turn will probably have to catch Cascadiansasquatch. Cascadiansasquatch is coming off an impressive four-length victory in the restricted Bill Wineberg Stakes on Nov. 13, when he led throughout six furlongs in 1:13.20.

Also dangerous are Unaccounted Funds and Ahnold, who finished a nose apart in first and second in a strong maiden special weight race on opening day, Oct. 16. Unaccounted Funds has not raced since, but Ahnold returned to be beaten a head by the highly regarded Abtastic in another maiden special weight race on Nov. 13.