06/02/2004 11:00PM

Canterbury: 'Jimmy' has options


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - The well-traveled Jimmy Cracked Corn faces six other 3-year old colts and geldings in the $40,000 St. Paul Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Owned by Temple Webber Jr., Jimmy Cracked Corn will run at his fifth racetrack since being transferred to the Tom Amoss barn at the beginning of the year.

A winner of the Bucharest Stakes at Sam Houston in January, Jimmy Cracked Corn has since run a solid second in both the Golden Circle Stakes at Prairie Meadows and an overnight handicap at Arlington Park.

A versatile runner who can either press or stalk the pace, Jimmy Cracked Corn gives leading rider Derek Bell some useful tactical options in the six-furlong contest.

Wild Buckaroo ships to Canterbury from his Prairie Meadows base for trainer Rick Engel. In his most recent start, Wild Buckaroo finished fourth in his first try around two turns. He defeated allowance foes by over seven lengths in his seasonal debut two starts back.

Wild Buckaroo has experience at Canterbury Park, having finished second to the runaway winner Cactus Ridge in the Canterbury Juvenile last year. Scott Stevens will ride.

The lightly raced Leaving a Legend finished second in an allowance test against older rivals at Prairie Meadows in his last start and appears an upset threat with Seth Martinez aboard.

Notonetoquit, Mississippi Rain, Cincinnatti Jay, and Frosty Event round out the St. Paul Stakes field.