Updated on 09/16/2011 8:54AM

'Weave It' tries going 4 for 5


AUBURN, Wash. - Weave It to Me will attempt to win for the fourth time in five career starts in Thursday's feature at Emerald Downs, a 6 1/2-furlong test for $16,000 3-year-olds, which drew a field of eight.

Weave It to Me, who is trained by Doris Harwood, won his only start last year, on the maiden $8,000 level. He showed little in a troubled outing on the $16,000 level in his 3-year-old debut, but won when dropped to the $6,250 plateau in June and repeated against $12,500 company last time out on July 18, when he ran six furlongs in a crisp 1:10.40 to win by half a length.

Though he is stepping up again on Thursday, when he will be ridden by Gallyn Mitchell at 118 pounds, he may well be favored off his sharp and improving form.

Weave It to Me isn't the only sharp runner in the feature, however. Tazarr is working on a two-race win streak after defeating $12,500 maidens and $12,500 winners in his last two starts for trainer Frank Lucarelli. In his most recent start, on July 4, Tazarr ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17 to earn a 69 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest last-out figure in the field.

The highest career Beyer in the field belongs to Just Outrageous, who ran six furlongs in 1:08.80 when debuting on the maiden $16,000 level on May 11.

He was soundly beaten by optional $40,000 claiming runners and $32,000 claimers in two subsequent starts, but could wake up with Thursday's class drop and a reunion with leading rider Kevin Radke, who was aboard for his impressive debut run.

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