03/22/2007 12:00AM

Certainly Regal may hold edge in rematch


CALGARY, Alberta - Filly's Gone Wild and Certainly Regal rekindle their rivalry in Saturday's eighth and final race here at Stampede Park.

The money allowance with a $40,000 claiming option for fillies and mares is the feature on the second card of the 50-day meet.

Filly's Gone Wild handily defeated Certainly Regal at this four-furlong distance here last April 1 in a rapid 44.20 seconds. It was the only victory of the campaign for Filly's Gone Wild, a California-bred who was claimed later in the meeting by her present connections.

The distance is in Filly's Gone Wild's favor, but Certainly Regal has trained in more impressive fashion this spring, including a bullet three-furlong move in 35.40 on March 9, best of 85 at the distance.

Certainly Regal blossomed last year under trainer Don Gilkyson, winning three races and narrowly missing in the Sales Stakes last April 15. She is rarely headed out of the gate and draws post 6, a good post in the half-milers here.

Filly's Gone Wild may be vulnerable for a couple of reasons - she drew the rail, which is not the post of preference in these dashes, and her work tab for trainer Dale Greenwood has not caught the eye.

Rickey Walcott is up on Filly's Gone Wild and he presumably will hustle her away from the gate to try and keep the outside speed from crossing over.

R Lucinda, a hard-trying mare with lots of minor awards, will be closing late under Quincy Welch from the outside post in the field of nine.