08/29/2002 11:00PM

Two in trial put streaks on the line


Silver Donn and Shacane will put their winning streaks on the line when they square off in the $35,000 Richmond Derby Trial Sunday at Hastings Park. Silver Donn has won his last four starts, including the Burnaby and the Stallion Stakes.

Shacane has won his last three starts and comes off of his first stakes win in the Jim Coleman Province July 21.

Silver Donn, who races for J & V Morgan Ventures Ltd., has been assigned high weight of 123 pounds and will concede six pounds to Shacane, who hasn't raced since his win in the Jim Coleman Province.

Silver Donn has come far since his first start of the year, when he went to the front and tired to finish last. It appeared that he might need the lead to win. That all changed when he stretched out for the first time in the Burnaby and rated behind Test Drive and took control at the half-mile call to score a 3 3/4-length win over Blowin in the Wind. He followed that with another stalking win in the Stallion Stakes Aug. 5, and will need to run a similar race with the speedy Crimson Mint entered Sunday.

Although Shacane is a B.C.-bred, he wasn't eligible to the Stallion Stakes because he is by Jumron, who stands in Washington. His trainer, Toni Jacobson-Cloutier, didn't mind that he missed that race.

"He was tired after his win in the Province and it didn't hurt him to give him some time off," she said. "He's bounced back now and should be ready for another strong effort."

Bold'n Keen drew the rail and it will be interesting to see if he is sent or rated behind likely pacesetter Crimson Mint.