It Could Pan Out for Brishane in Gold Rush

A nose away from being unbeaten in four starts, Brishane will try for his second derby win of 2003 in tonight’s $72,400 Gold Rush Derby at 870 yards.

A gelded son of the thoroughbred Red owned and trained by Blane Schvaneveldt, Brishane has won three of four since making his debut last Dec. 27. One of his victories came in the Catalina Derby on March 8 when he bested Ahme Gone by three-quarters of a length in 45 flat.

When he won his Gold Rush Trial two weeks ago, Brishane was taken in hand late by jockey Baltazar Contreras, so the three-quarters of a length margin of victory was deceptive.

Besides Ahme Gone, Brishane’s main threat figures to be Heros Call, who will race coupled in the betting with Oak Canyon. A gelded son of Grand Slam owned and trained by Laura Pinelli, he won his trial by 2 1/2 lengths and was the fastest qualifier, winning in 45.72 seconds.


The picks: 1. Isolation. 2. Buzzin On By. 3. Bunco Squad. 4. Heavenly Chick. 5. Granny Janny. 6. Frankly First. 7. Sell Short. 8. Rockin Caitie. 9. Brishane. 10. Pals Eyes.

Four! Use Pennants Headlight and Sell Short in the seventh, Rockin Caitie, Wana Race, Emmy Time and Dreams Fly By in the eighth, single Brishane in the ninth and Pals Eyes, Swift Intruder, Party Of One and Docs Flying Card in the 10th.

Shots in the dark: Ep Special should improve with a drop in class in the fourth. Royal Classic Cat can start a new win streak in the fifth.

Post time: 7:15 p.m.

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