05/14/2008 11:00PM

Assortment of profiles in Teeworth


CALGARY, Alberta - Saturday's $50,000 Teeworth Plate, a one-mile race for older horses, has a little of everything.

There is speed: The Stampede Park Sprint Championship hero Ronaldino and Alberta's champion sprinter of 2007, Laketon, who was a runaway winner going a mile last out, ensure a lively pace.

There is class: Footprint and Teagues Fight, both multiple stakes winners, will be lurking just off the pace and both come off impressive scores here in their seasonal debuts.

There are closers: Test Boy, last year's Teeworth winner, and Tejano Trouble, both proven at a mile and up.

There are also unknown factors: Ididn'tdoanything and Hot Wired, both claimed at Santa Anita this spring, and Bear Character, a top 3-year-old in 2006 seeking to regain his form.

Footprint drew the rail, giving rider Real Simard a perfect opportunity to use his tactical speed to gain a striking position in the short run to the first turn.

Teagues Fight drew post 8 in the field of nine, and rider Stephan Heiler will be looking to gain some position without being hung wide.

Ronaldino drew favorably, with Quincy Welch breaking the 4-year-old from post 2, while Desmond Bryan is expected to join the fray early from post 4 with the resilient 8-year-old Laketon. Should those two hook up, and there is reason to believe they will, then Test Boy could come from the clouds.

Last year, Test Boy benefited from rapid early fractions, including six furlongs in 1:10.40, and rolled by Teagues Fight in deep stretch for the win under returning rider Rickey Walcott.