There was no open event last weekend at the Downs but Caffeined looked powerful in winning the claiming $35,000 event. 

Caffeined, a five-year-old son of On The Road Again, captured his fourth triumph in six starts in 2006 and pushed his earnings to more than $28,000 for trainer/driver Bill Davis. 

Part of an entry, Caffeined dropped down from the open and was best of a field of seven which saw all the others move up to the $35,000. Starting from the four-hole, Caffeined stayed back early and then used a strong last quarter (28.2 seconds) and stretch drive to win by 1¼ lengths in 1:54.3. 

Hot Venture, who battled early with Caffeined’s entry mate, Wild Rumour, was second and Lance Raider third. 

Sergeirachpaninoff upset 4-5 favorite Haras Colta Cola in capturing the non-winners $7,500 last six event. Sergei, with driver/trainer Serge Masse, settled into the two-hole trip from the rail post and moved on the last turn to take command to win by 1¾ lengths in 1:57.4. 

Cola, down from a sharp open showing, was second and Red Star Yogi third. 

FAST SAILING: Sail The Sevenseas was fast last Friday. The five-year-old son of Scruffy Hanover won impressively, pacing the mile in a new life mark of 1:54.2. That was more than two seconds faster than ever for the Tim Brown trained and driven competitor who has now won more than $90,000 in his career. 

Also setting a career mark was Magic Pal, in 1:56.4, while winning his second straight and third in six starts in 2006 for trainer Wayne Isbister and driver Jim Burke. 

Titans Revenge, a nine-year old son of Scruffy Hanover, jumped a class to $5,000 claimer and still won his third straight and fourth in six starts in 2006 for trainer/driver Brown. 

Vanishing Equity, a 12-year-old son of Precious Energy, made it two straight for driver/trainer Bill Davis. Vanishing Equity has five wins in nine starts this year. 

Thisisbliss, a four-year-old son of Blissfull Hall, also won his second consecutive race for Isbister and Jim Marino. 

Even with a jump from $8,000 claimer to $15,000 Cher The Wealth, a six-year-old daughter of Wheelin Chance, continued to roll last Saturday. Three weeks ago she set a life mark of 1:56.2 and last Saturday made it three wins in a row for trainer/driver Brown. 

Goldies Eldorado, a 10-year-old son of Reckless Regard, made it two straight victories for trainer/driver Scott Knight.  

Enqvist Blue Chip, a four-year-old son of Sealed N Delivered, ran his 2006 record to 2-2-2 in seven starts in 2006 for trainer Rene Goulet.  

Air Force Hall, a three-year-old son of Cambest, covered the mile in 1:58.2 for a career best for trainer/driver Serge Masse and Proudsonofscotland, a four-year-old son of Chill Factor, did the same in the identical time, for trainer Jim Wiggins and driver Jim Marino. 

Hurricane Pat, a four-year-old daughter of Falcons Future, won her second in a row, this time for Brown and trainer John Hudon. Pat has two wins and two seconds in seven starts in the year. 

Coco Bongo, also four and a daughter of Northern Luck, made it two consecutive victories and pushed her 2006 record to 7-3-1-1 for driver/trainer Marino. Another Marino charge, Yankee Money, also likes 2006, winning last Sunday and making her 2006 record 7-3-2-1. 

BROWN, MARINO BIG IN SHORT MONTH: Tim Brown and Jim Marino hated to see the end of February. The hot Downs drivers had another good weekend and ended the month with fine figures.  

Brown won eight times last weekend but it wasn’t enough to overtake Marino for the month lead. Marino had seven victories on the weekend and 26 for the month, two more than Brown. 

Jim Burke and Serge Masse each had four for the week while Bill Davis, Barry Treen and Scott Knight had two apiece. 

Brown was the leading trainer for the month followed by Marino. Brown had three on the weekend for 12 in the month while Marino had two for eight. Jim (it only hurts when I laugh) Wiggins, who is recovering from his recent spill, also had three on the weekend and joins Davis at seven for the month. 

Wayne Isbister, Davis, Ken Dorman, Treen and Knight each had two trips to the winner’s enclosure.  

SHUBROOK HAS MORE: Les Shubrook of Surrey captured week nine of the California Dreamin’ Handicapping Contest at Fraser Downs last Saturday. 

Shubrook led the way with a total of $485 and won the $250 weekly prize and a spot in the final. 

Bernadette Cook, who was third the week before, had a $403 total and finished second. Sylvia McKenzie placed third with $381 while Kevin Jackson took fourth at $379. Lloyd Burbridge, who is a former weekly winner, taking week six, captured fifth spot for the second straight week, this time with $360. 

Others in the final already are Len Zurowski, Mark McNulty, Lorne Morisset, Ian Barrie, Koji Kariya, Tom Mohammed, Art Worsfold and Bob Kosolofski. They will compete head-to-head on Saturday, March 11 in the Homestretch Party Zone. 

The winner will spend a weekend at Santa Anita racetrack in California for the Santa Anita Derby on April 8. 

This Saturday is the final week in the 10-week contest that had contestants handicap a series of races from Santa Anita. Entry ballots are available at Guest Services the morning of each contest day and entry forms must be submitted before the scheduled post of the second race at Santa Anita.  

The contest consists of six races from the Santa Anita card, races three through eight, of which three must be handicapped. For each of the three horses selected, a mythical $20 win/place/show bet will be placed.  At the end of each contest day, scores will be tallied and the entrant with the highest total for that contest day will be crowned a finalist and will receive the weekly $250 prize money.