06/21/2005 11:00PM

Cherokee Dancer fits well


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Cherokee Dancer should be tough in Friday's featured fourth race, a first-level allowance for 3-year-olds at 7 1/2 furlongs.

After facing maiden special weight runners twice at Woodbine last year, Cherokee Dancer romped to victory for trainer Wendy Kruger in his seasonal debut here May 8.

A son of Cherokee Run, Cherokee Dancer followed that win with a third-place finish in the Golden Boy Stakes.

Arthurlooksgood finished second, 12 1/2 lengths behind Cherokee Dancer, in his career debut on May 8. Arthurlooksgood defeated maiden special company in his next start here May 21 before finishing fifth in the Golden Boy, 10 1/4 lengths behind Cherokee Dancer.

Shawhan finished third, a length behind Arthurlooksgood, in his career debut on May 21 before defeating maiden special weight rivals in his second start June 4.

Trainer Chad Torevell sends out Northnimprovement and Coyote Hill.

Northnimprovement won two restricted stakes races last year. This year, Northnimprovement has run twice at this level, finishing fifth on May 7 and third last time out on June 10.

Coyote Hill, a wire-to-wire winner over conditioned claimers at this distance in his most recent start on June 10, is the only horse in the field with experience around two turns.

Hitchingpost Louie, who has finished second and fifth in two starts at this level here this year, rounds out the field.

Singh-Corbel combo on roll

The combination of jockey Rohan Singh and trainer Emile Corbel continues to dominate the local stakes scene. Singh and Corbel teamed with Iwoodificould to win the Free Press here Sunday for their third win in the four stakes run here so far this meet.

Iwoodificould ($3.40), who also won last year's Free Press, improved his lifetime mark to 33-12-4-2. The $24,000 winner's share brings his lifetime earnings to $218,736.

Iwoodificould ran the six furlongs in 1:12. Simply Regal was second and Sand Rush third.