05/29/2001 11:00PM

Bold Tour has been tough at 7 furlongs


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Bold Tour is the one to catch when seven $10,000 claimers go seven furlongs in Friday's featured seventh race at Assiniboia Downs.

Trained by Emile Corbel, Bold Tour is 4 for 8 at the distance. A 6-year-old gelding, Bold Tour will break from the rail under jockey Anderson Ward.

Lining up outside Bold Tour, in post position order, are Biddy Biddy, Super Mountain, Triple Great, Il Massimo, Concorde Illusion, and Sovereignadversary.

Timely Ruckus takes Halter

Alberta invaders continued their dominance of the local stakes scene as Timely Ruckus won the G. Sydney Halter on Sunday.

An 8-year-old gelding, Timely Ruckus dueled outside fellow Alberta invader Robnroy before putting him away with a furlong left to run in 5 1/2-furlong race. Robnroy held on for second, with Tejano Ruler finishing third.

Trained by Ernie Keller and ridden by Jacques DesAutels, Timely Ruckus finished in 1:05. He returned $6.70 to win. With the $16,500 winner's share of the Halter, he now has earned $460,050 and is 2 for 2 at Assiniboia Downs.

Timely Ruckus is expected to stay for the June 17 Free Press, a race he won last year. The $27,500 Free Press is a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and upward.

Danelson sets record

Gary Danelson established a new mark for career victories at Assiniboia Downs by a trainer when Criso Como won the sixth race on Saturday. The victory was Danelson's 880th here, one more than the late Don Gray.

Danelson, one of six trainers who notched two wins last weekend, leads all trainers here with 11 victories for the meet.

Alan Cuthbertson was the hottest jockey here last weekend, riding four winners Friday and six in total.

Cuthbertson leads the local rider standings, with 16 victories, followed by DesAutels and Rohan Singh, with 13 each.