07/05/2012 12:31PM

Assiniboia: Schillerthekiller tries to get extra distance in Wheat City


Schillerthekiller won his local debut in the six-furlong Free Press on June 17, and will be looking to duplicate that success when he stretches out to a mile for Saturday’s Wheat City at Assiniboia Downs.

The $30,000 Wheat City, for 3-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of six and will go as the seventh of eight races on the program.

Schillerthekiller, a 4-year-old gelding, shipped in from Canterbury Park for the Free Press. He stalked the pace in that race before taking charge for a 2 1/4-length victory under returning rider Adolfo Morales.

Trained by Clay Brinson, Schillerthekiller is unproven traveling beyond six furlongs, and if he fails to handle this longer trip then the main beneficiary could be Ask Eddie.

Claimed for $40,000 at Oaklawn Park on April 14, Ask Eddie had been away for more than two months when he made his local debut in the Free Press. He made up ground late to be beaten 2 3/4 lengths as the fourth-place finisher.

Tyrone Nelson retains the mount aboard Ask Eddy, a 5-year-old gelding who has won 6 of his 21 starts and is the top money winner in the Wheat City field with earnings of $144,308.

U R Burnin Daylite, winner of the six-furlong Golden Boy last year in his sophomore campaign, finished second in both the five-furlong prep for the Free Press and the Free Press itself in his two appearances this season. Trainer Ardell Sayler sent out U R Burnin Daylite to win an open allowance race at 7 1/2 furlongs last year and he could last the mile if allowed an easy lead from his inside post.

Rohan Singh replaces Paul Nolan aboard U R Burnin Daylight.

Rounding out the field are Gotatigerbythetail and Dandy’s Legacy, the one-three finishers in a 7 1/2-furlong second-level allowance last time out, and Lake Sawyer, a runner-up for $15,000 claiming in his two local appearances, both at the 7 1/2-furlong distance.

Nolan was aboard Gotatigerbythetail in that June 17 race and is sticking with that ArdellSayler-trained 4-year-old gelding.