10/08/2005 12:00AM

Bell N' Gone battles rival Teagues Fight

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Monday's $75,000 Canadian Juvenile has drawn just four starters, but should determine this year's Alberta 2-year-old male champion.

A 1 1/16-mile race, the Canadian Juvenile will go as the first race of the Thanksgiving Day program here at Northlands Park and brings together the main challengers, Bell N' Gone and Teagues Fight.

Bell N' Gone scored a 1 3/4-length victory over Teagues Fight in the Birdcatcher, an open stakes that has been the only meeting between the two. Bell N' Gone sat out the restricted Sale Stakes and Premier's Futurity, both of which were won by Teagues Fight.

Bell N' Gone, who will be ridden by Real Simard, is owned by Bar None Ranches and trained by Ron Grieves, who also will have Beau Run in the Canadian Juvenile. Since Bell N' Gone and Beau Run are coupled, the race will go with three betting interests.

Teagues Fight, owned by Rocky Mountain Turf Club and Don Gibb, will have his usual rider, Ron Blinston.

Beau Run makes his stakes debut and will break from the rail with Quincy Welch up. Beau Run has yet to win after five maiden tries.

Completing the field is Sweetwood, who won a maiden special weights affair and finished third and fourth to Teagues Fight in the Sale Stakes and Premier's Futurity.

* Bear Character won the local division's only other open stakes, the Edmonton Juvenile, and after finishing third in the Birdcatcher he shipped to Woodbine with his stablemate Bear's Kid.

Bear Character and Bear's Kid, both Kentucky-breds, have won stakes there and Bear's Kid has been entered in Monday's Grey.