08/01/2013 3:13PM

Assiniboia Downs: Lil Missknowitall risks streak in Winnipeg Sun


Lil Missknowitall, has had all the answers this year at Assiniboia Downs, and she will be looking for her fourth local victory in as many starts when she faces four rivals in Saturday’s Winnipeg Sun.

The Winnipeg Sun, a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares, offers a purse of $30,000 and will be run as the third of eight races on the card.

Lil Missknowitall, trained by Jim Meyaard, was claimed from a win for $8,000 at Oaklawn Park this spring and won a 6 1/2-furlong stakes at Fonner Park in her first start for her new barn.

Since coming to Winnipeg, Lil MissknowItall has won the 5 1/2-furlong allowance prep for the La Verendrye, the six-furlong La Verendrye itself, and the one-mile Canada Day.

The Canada Day was the 6-year-old Lil Missknowitall’s longest test to date, but the manner in which she prevailed, stalking the pace of Golden Stripe before taking charge for a two-length score, would suggest that the Winnipeg Sun distance will not be an obstacle.

Tyrone Nelson takes over aboard Lil Missknowitall, who drew the No. 2 post and is co-highweighted with Golden Stripe at 123 pounds.

Golden Stripe’s runner-up finish in the Canada Day was her fourth appearance in the rac e . She has won it twice, including a 13 1/4-length romp in the 2012 edition.

Bred in Manitoba, 7-year-old Golden Stripe also will be running in the Winnipeg Sun for the fourth time, with her best effort a neck defeat as the runner-up in 2010.

Golden Stripe also was no match for Lil Missknowitall in the La Verendrye prep or the main event, finishing fourth and second, respectively.

Trevor Simpson retains the mount on Golden Stripe, who will begin from the outside.

Rounding out the field are Jilleah, City Splash, and Hello, who were the third- through fifth-place finishers in the Canada Day.

Jilleah, a 4-year-old trained by Gary Danelson, won the six-furlong Chantilly Stakes last year. Adrian Ramos retains the mount on Jilleah, who finished third in the La Verendrye.