06/15/2006 11:00PM

Charley Tango remains on turf for the Come Summer


A competitive field of eight 3-year olds square off in the $50,000 Come Summer Stakes, run at about one mile on the Canterbury Park turf course.

Charley Tango, owned by Stonerside Stable, makes his second start on turf in the Come Summer. Last year, Charley Tango finished second in the Arlington-Washington Futurity behind Sorcerer's Stone after winning his first two outings. Given a winter layoff after finishing sixth in the Iroquois Stakes, Charley Tango finished second in a turf allowance at Arlington on May 20, which was his season debut.

Trained by Michael Stidham, Charley Tango has a solid turf pedigree. His dam, the Danzig mare Ziggy's Act, was unbeaten in three starts on turf, including her victory in the 1992 Pucker Up Stakes.

Trainer Kelly Von Hemel ships Yourmoneysnogood back to Canterbury Park for his first start on the turf in the Come Summer. Second to Celluloid Hero in the St. Paul Stakes last month, Yourmoneysnogood has the ability to stalk or press the pace.

High Pay was a front-running winner in a maiden special weight contest at Tampa Bay Downs in April. He validated that form with another gate-to-wire win against optional claiming foes last month at Arlington.

Vanilla Scoop finished third in the Prairie Mile Stakes in Altoona last week. He made a good impression when he tried the grass two starts back, dueling on the lead under Earlie Fires before finishing third in the allowance in which Charley Tango was second.

Deputy Tice and Feature both tried grass for the first time in a Canterbury allowance prep two weeks ago.