04/14/2008 12:00AM

Bank Deposit runs for a tag for first time


CALGARY, Alberta - Following a pair of disappointing efforts versus older allowance foes at Stampede Park, Bank Deposit runs for a tag for the first time in her career in Wednesday's featured seventh race, a $22,000 claimer for fillies and mares.

Bank Deposit, a stakes-placed 4-year-old filly, drew the rail and looms as the controlling speed in the field of six with Rico Walcott up.

With a return to her form of last year, Bank Deposit would be a strong threat to lead throughout the six-furlong sprint.

R Lucinda wins Sales Stakes

R Lucinda had assumed the role of bridesmaid on this circuit the past few seasons but erased that notion with a 1 1/4-length victory over Banjo Babe in the $50,000 Sales Stakes for fillies and mares last Saturday night.

The 6-year-old R Lucinda ($6.50) benefited from a heady ride from Quincy Welch, who had her in perfect striking position throughout the early stages. Welch positioned R Lucinda well out from the rail, where the going was much slower following the record snowfall here last Thursday.

The 5-year-old Teagues Fight ($3.10) captured the $50,000 colts and geldings division, keeping his undefeated string in Sales Stakes intact with his fourth win over the past three seasons.

* Footprint ($6.80), Alberta's horse of the year in 2007, re-rallied after being passed to win a six-furlong allowance in his first start of the season.