Each of Neeyo&rsquo;s last four Beyer Speed Figures are either 87 or 88, which makes the 4-year-old colt not only consistent but by far the fastest runner in the first of two $75,000 stakes restricted to Pennsylvania-breds on Friday night&rsquo;s card at Penn National Race Course.\r\nBut because Neeyo has run just once in the past 14 months and never beyond seven furlongs, he is far from a lock in the 1 1/16-mile Nepal.\r\nBased at Parx Racing with trainer Dee Curry, Neeyo won 3 of his first 4 starts, including the seven-furlong Peppy Addy in July of his 3-year-old season. But he raced just once more, winning an open first-level allowance in September 2009, then went to the sidelines and never resurfaced until a full year later, when he set the pace until deep stretch and settled for second in a second-level allowance going six furlongs at his home track.\r\nAlthough Neeyo is fast, Curry&rsquo;s statistics with stretch-out sprinters making their second start off a layoff &ndash; 0 for 12 &ndash; are not encouraging. But in a big field where the remainder of the horses are a collective 4 for 28 at the distance, there is no obvious viable alternative to the probable favorite.\r\nSweet Sugar is the only other horse in the Nepal&rsquo;s main body who has come close to Neeyo&rsquo;s Beyers. He got an 87 for his distant third in the 2009 Smarty Jones Classic and matched that number sprinting while finishing second in a conditioned $25,000 claimer in April. But Sweet Sugar has been off since he was beaten 24 lengths in a first-level allowance restricted to Pennsylvania-breds in late May and his trainer, Ronald Dandy, is 0 for 6 with route runners returning from a layoff of 61 to 180 days.\r\nRoyal Clash merits respect on the basis of trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero&rsquo;s 54 percent hit rate first time off the claim the last two years. But the horse is only 1 for 17 the past two seasons and 0 for 5 at the distance.\r\nAmong the others trying to stretch out around two turns for the first time are the 3-year-old Andrew L, a recent maiden winner going six furlongs, and This Bulls Back, who gained 10 1/2 lengths in the final quarter-mile of a six-furlong sprint to get second at 31-1 last time out while making just the second start of his 28-race career against statebreds.\r\nLigature: &lsquo;Tye Dye&rsquo; out to end skid\r\nThe picture also looks muddled in the 1 1/16-mile Ligature for fillies and mares.\r\nMiss Blue Tye Dye, a six-time stakes winner between May 2008 and October 2009, is the defending champion after winning last year&rsquo;s off-the-turf race by 11 3/4 lengths. But she is mired in a 10-race losing streak, and her recent form is sour.\r\nCoastal Solace, the distant runner-up in last year&rsquo;s Ligature and second behind Miss Blue Tye Dye in the Distaff at Parx Racing in September 2009, is a two-time restricted stakes winner for high-percentage trainer Steve Klesaris. But she is winless in her last five starts and no better than third in three races this year.\r\nSpeechifying, a 7-year-old mare with 11 lifetime wins, makes her first start off a $16,000 claim by trainer Murray Rojas and stretches out while looking for her third straight win. She was good enough to win the $260,000 My Juliet in 2007, but is 0 for 7 in Pennsylvania-bred stakes and 0 for 7 at Friday night&rsquo;s distance.