Defending champion Beau's Town and 2002 winner Disturbingthepeace are among 11 sprinters entered in Sunday's $400,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at six furlongs on Del Mar's main track. Beau's Town, trained by Cole Norman, has been pointing toward this race since his last year's victory in the race named for the track's co-founder. In his most recent venture, the 6-year-old finished second to the on-the-rise sprinter Champali in the Aristides Handicap at Churchill Downs June 19.Beau's Town arrived early Wednesday from Norman's Louisiana Downs base and went to the track for a gallop for the first time on Thursday. Assistant trainer Oscar Lara said the gelding took to the track well, just as he did last year.
Disturbingthepeace will be making his first 2004 appearance, having not run since posting a second straight victory in Del Mar's Pat O'Brien Handicap at seven furlongs. He finished sixth in last year's Crosby.Pohave likely will get a lot of attention off of his sharp win in Hollywood Park's Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I). The Doug O'Neill trainee has posted three wins, a second and two thirds in his six outings this year.The Bing Crosby field, with weights and riders, consists of:
1 -- Rojo Toro, 115, Corey Nakatani
2 -- Revello, 110, Javier Santiago
3 -- Attack Alert, 108, Jerry Bailey
4 -- Beau's Town, 119, Alex Solis
5 -- Disturbingthepeace, 117, David Flores
6 -- Glick, 115, no rider named
7 -- Kela, 113, Tyler Baze
8 -- Pohave, 118, Jon Court
9 -- Court's in Session, 113, Paul Atkinson
10 -- Green Team, 114, Victor Espinoza
11 -- Hombre Rapido, 115, Jose Valdivia, Jr.