10/24/2007 11:00PM

Woodlands: Manovan to go a distance

EmailManovan will be seeking his third stakes win of the Woodlands meet in Kansas City, Kan., when he stretches out to two turns for the $20,000 Woodlands. The 1 1/16-mile race is one of five stakes on the closing-day card. Purses for the races, which include three stakes for Quarter Horses, total more than $180,000.

Manovan opened the meet with a three-quarter-length win in the $20,000 Sunflower for Kansas-breds on Sept. 29. One start later, he defeated open company, getting up for a half-length win in the $20,000 Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe on Oct. 13. For the victory, Manovan earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 88. He also improved his lifetime record at Woodlands to 6 for 7.

"He likes this racetrack," said Tyrone Gleason, who trains Manovan.

o The boys figure to be chasing the filly Deputy's Whirl in the $20,000 Woodlands Juvenile, a six-furlong race for 2-year-olds. Deputy's Whirl has won her last two races going wire to wire, by a combined margin of 16 lengths.

Deputy's Whirl, trained by Bob Rising, defeated colts when she won a maiden special weight at Columbus in her second career start, Aug. 12. One race later, she captured the Columbus Debutante.

* Dmnv Mountable is scheduled to make his stakes debut in the Grade 2, $88,597 Kansas Jackpot Futurity for Quarter Horses after winning his trial for the race by 2 1/4 lengths. Ledum, who won last year's Kansas Jackpot Futurity, also will run Saturday, in the Grade 2, $39,652 Kansas Jackpot Derby.