AUBURN, Wash. &ndash; Saturday&rsquo;s feature race at Emerald Downs attracted an eclectic group of seven. Among the probable starters are former six&#45;furlong track&#45;record holder Starbird Road; Bijou Barrister, whose seven&#45;race winning streak ended with his last start; and Polish Dollar, a four&#45;time winner at the meeting who is jumping five class levels for Saturday&rsquo;s race. The nine&#45;race card begins at 2 p.m. Pacific and the feature, a $12,500 claimer for older horses at one mile, is the eighth. Starbird Road, a 9&#45;year&#45;old, has never raced around two turns, though there&rsquo;s no apparent reason why he shouldn&rsquo;t handle the distance. The more pressing concern for trainer Larry Ross is Starbird Road&rsquo;s recent form; he is winless in seven starts since returning from a two&#45;year layoff last May. Once the fastest horse at Emerald &ndash; he won the 2006 Chinook Pass Stakes in a then&#45;record 1:07.40 for six furlongs &ndash; Starbird Road has lacked his customary speed in recent starts. He finished fifth, six lengths behind the winner, in a $17,500 claimer at six furlongs in his last start June 25. He&rsquo;ll break from post 2 under leading rider Ricky Frazier, who has been aboard for his past three starts.Bijou Barrister began his winning streak last October in a $2,500 claimer at Portland Meadows and capped it with an easy victory in a $10,000 claimer June 13 in his first route attempt. The streak ended July 3 when he finished second behind Gentleman Lawyer for $17,500, but Bijou Barrister has taken well to two turns and figures to be the wagering favorite. Inoel Beato has the riding assignment for trainer Pat Mullens.Polish Dollar captured a bottom&#45;level maiden claimer in his first start at the meeting and then worked smartly though his conditions, winning a $4,000 claimer for nonwinners of two and a $7,500 claimer for nonwinners of three before dropping to the bottom to steal at $3,500 claimer two weeks ago. Saturday&rsquo;s race will be his toughest test to date, and he figures to be a long shot in a field that also includes likely pacesetter Honour the West, Amante Mio, Whitney Bridge, and Snake Attack. Saturday&rsquo;s program is a prelude to a much splashier day Sunday, Mile Preview Day, when the track&rsquo;s top older horses will compete in the $50,000 Mount Rainier Handicap at nine furlongs, and the top fillies and mares will go in the $50,000 Boeing Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.