10/16/2006 12:00AM

Certainly Regal gets her chance


EDMONTON, Alberta - Certainly Regal has spent the season in the shadow of her more illustrious stakes-winning stablemates Braetta and Banjo Babe, but gets a chance to shine in Wednesday's featured seventh race here at Northlands Park.

The $25,500 allowance at 1 1/16 miles is for fillies and mares who have not won a sweepstakes in 2006, and Certainly Regal is a big threat to go wire to wire in the field of six. Certainly Regal drew the rail with her regular rider Desmond Bryan up.

The 5-year-old Certainly Regal is rarely headed away from the gate. She sports a pair of front-running allowance victories this season and narrowly missed winning the six-furlong Sales Stakes for fillies and mares this spring at Stampede Park. Unless Speedy Gone Sally and Leanne Painter can exert some early pressure from the outside post, then Certainly Regal will be able to control the pace as she did in her easy allowance victory at a mile here Sept. 4.

* Teagues Fight ($5) won his third consecutive stakes race in Sunday's 6 1/2-furlong Western Canada to give trainer Doug MacDonald a sweep of the final two stakes of the meet. Stephan Heiler rode Teagues Fight.

On Saturday, MacDonald sent out She's Italian ($3.30) to win the Chariot Chaser for 3-year-old fillies under Jake Barton. It was the sixth win of the year and second straight stakes tally for She's Italian, who began her campaign in the claiming ranks.