04/27/2006 11:00PM

Two trainers have 70% of field


PORTLAND, Ore. - Trainer Scott Raley will take three shots and trainer James Glenn Jr. four in Sunday's $28,550 Portland Meadows Quarter Horse Futurity, which will be contested over 300 yards with a full field of 10.

All 10 of the entrants have raced only once, in one of four 300-yard trials conducted here on April 16. The fastest qualifier was the Raley-trained Ez Speedy Leader, who won his heat by just over a length in 16.07. Ez Speedy figures to draw a lot of attention off his trial score, and his odds figure to be further depressed by the fact that he will race coupled in the wagering with stablemates Cpr First Sail and Dashing Reckless Gal.

Glenn will field two trial race winners in Chick N Dales Dancer, who won his heat in 16.12, and Hot Properties, who scored in 16.39. Those two will race as separate betting interests, but Glenn's other qualifiers, Slogan and Eyelash, will be coupled in the wagering.

The final trial race winner is Be First Rose, who hails from the barn of trainer Bob Beckner. Be First Rose, a filly by Ought to Be First, won her heat in 16.27.

Rounding out the field are Royal Time Bunny, who is trained by Lee Markhoff, and She Surfs, who is trained by Scott Raley's father, Ron Raley.

Royal Time Bunny, a daughter of Its Royal Time, could be the sleeper in the field. Although she finished fourth to Be First Rose in her trial heat, she was beaten only a length despite going into the air at the start.