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Horses of a Different Color

October 20, 2002|BOB MIESZERSKI

Paints and appaloosas will dominate the card tonight as a weekend of trials concludes.

There will be two trials for the $20,000-added Starburst Futurity, a 350-yard race for 2-year-olds, and two for the $10,000-added Starburst Derby, a 400-yard race for 3-year-olds. The 10 fastest qualifiers in each age group move on to the finals in two weeks.

In the first Futurity trial, Cha Cha Chickie will be looking for her fourth win in five starts for owners Pam Maloney and Robin Moraga and trainer Connie Hall. The Easy Jet Too filly won the Red Sky Futurity on Aug. 31.

Among the older paints and appaloosas, Judys Cash will be trying for her third win in a row and 10th in 18 starts in the eighth race, the first trial for the Starburst Derby. Trained by John Bassett, the Judys Lineage filly will be ridden by Joe Badilla.

The picks: 1. Oh Beda. 2. Just A Berry. 3. Saatin. 4. Cee A Dash. 5. Cha Cha Chickie. 6. Flying T Coyote Ugly. 7. Cabaway. 8. Judys Cash. 9. By Gone. 10. Rhymer.

Four! Use Dorion and Oh Beda in the first, Just A Berry and Night Time Dixie in the second, Saatin, Monarchsbutterfly and Papriqas Tarah in the third and Cee A Dash and Loves That Gold in the fourth.

Shots in the dark: Jacks Gamblin Plan had some trouble in his local bow and could improve in the fifth for trainer Blane Schvaneveldt. Traffic Boss should go better in the 10th, his second start after being away almost six months.

Post time: 5:40 p.m.

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