08/29/2008 11:00PM

Won’t be easy to beat Spaghetti Mouse


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Spaghetti Mouse will be shooting for his fourth straight stakes win in the $50,000 S. W. Randall Plate at Hastings on Monday. The 1 1/8-mile feature attracted five horses and goes as the ninth race.

If Spaghetti Mouse runs his usual race, the other four horses in the field are running for second money. Spaghetti Mouse, who is trained by Lenore DaPonte, has been assigned high weight of 126 pounds and he will be spotting his rivals from 11 to 13 pounds. With Pedro Alvarado in the irons, Spaghetti Mouse was a very game winner over Texas Wildcatter in the B.C. Cup Classic on Aug. 4. Texas Wildcatter came back to finish second in the Grade 3 Canadian Derby last Saturday. With his win in the Classic, Spaghetti Mouse became the all time leading B.C.-bred money earner with $812,120. Alvarado retains the mount.

Rosberg ran an even race to finish fourth in the B.C. Cup Sprint in his first start at Hastings. Rosberg won’t mind stretching out to 1 1/8 miles. In two starts at the distance he has a win and a third. A 7-year-old son of A.P. Indy, Rosberg has done most of his racing in Dubai. In his last start there, he finished fifth in the Grade 2 Godolphin Mile at Nad al Sheba on March 29.

According to trainer Dino Condilenios, Rosberg “couldn’t be doing any better.”

Winter Warning upset Spaghetti Mouse in the Randall Plate last year, but that was the last time he won a race. In his latest two starts he set the pace before finishing third behind Spaghetti Mouse in the Classic and also in the $106,000 Lieutenant Governors on July 1. He is trained by Troy Taylor.