07/01/2010 11:00PM

Canterbury cards two 3-year-old stakes


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Jockey Glenn Corbett will make the trip up I-35 from Prairie Meadows to ride McKenna's Justice in the $35,000 Dean Kutz Stakes at Canterbury Park. A son of Medaglia d'Oro trained by David Wolochuk, McKenna's Justice was third last time out in the $60,000 Prairie Mile.

The Kutz is a one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds, and is the co-feature on a Sunday card that also includes the $35,000 Northbound Pride Stakes, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies.

McKenna's Justice finished seventh in his final start of 2009, and then again to begin his 3-year-old season at Sunland Park in the Borderland Derby and Sunland Park Derby. His form has improved at Prairie and he finished second and third in first-level allowance company prior to the Prairie Mile.

Like McKenna's Justice, Stachys will be rallying from off the pace in the Kutz. Stachys, a first-level allowance winner in his most recent race, will be ridden by Eddie Martin Jr. on Sunday.

Night Vision looks like a serious player off his last effort, which came against allowance company at Canterbury on June 4. Paul Nolan rides for trainer Gary Scherer. His only win in four career starts came in a maiden race in his debut at Fair Grounds in February. He did show some improvement at Canterbury in his most recent race. He went to lead in the one-mile turf race and grudgingly gave ground to finish fourth, beaten 1 3/4 lengths.

Tickleyourfancy tops Northbound Pride

Tickleyourfancy tops a nine-horse field in the Northbound Pride. Tickleyourfancy finished a close second to Bella Notte in the Princess Elaine Stakes for Minnesota-breds last time out, earning a career best Beyer Speed Figure of 81. She seems well-spotted in this race by trainer Francisco Bravo.

Tickleyourfancy's biggest threat could come from two horses shipping in from Canada.

Hunter's Tiger Paw is coming off back-to-back victories at Woodbine. She won her maiden at the $32,000 level, and then took an off-the-turf first-level allowance race. This will be her turf debut.

Ruby's Big Band ships in off a second in the Chantilly Stakes at Assiniboia Downs. Her lone win in four starts this year came in the Pepsi Stakes at Fonner Park.

Leading jockey Dean Butler will be aboard longshot Hidden Gold, who also is trained by Bravo. She is coming off a wire-to-wire allowance victory here May 14.