03/28/2008 12:00AM

Bold Rosetti no cinch to repeat


CALGARY, Alberta - Vested in Slew and Bold Rosetti both figure to attract plenty of support in Sunday's sixth race, a $30,000 claimer that drew six entrants, as the second and final weekend of half-milers draws to a close at Stampede Park.

Bold Rosetti scored an upset against $22,000 company a week ago, completing the four furlongs in a rapid 43.60 seconds to come within .20 of a second of the course record.

A repeat of that effort would undoubtedly be good enough, but Bold Rosetti, a 4-year-old gelding, faces a seasoned pro to his inside in Vested in Slew.

Bold Rosetti drew post 3 with Rickey Walcott receiving the return call to ride from trainer Ernie Keller. Shannon Beauregard will guide Vested in Slew from the tricky rail position.

Drawing the rail is not always an advantage in half-mile races out of the chute on Stampede's five-furlong oval because inside horses must break sharply to avoid trouble when the field comes onto the main track.

Vested in Slew, a lightly raced 6-year-old gelding trained by Kevin Oberholtzer, is 6 for 10, with three of those wins coming here, including an upset at this distance out of post 2 last March.

Vested in Slew also won around the tight turns at Lethbridge on the Alberta "B" circuit and has trained well this spring.

Woodbine shipper Holy Soul brings speed to the race in his first local outing.