09/08/2005 11:00PM

Cinderchance, Bear Picasso face softer in Sales Stakes


EDMONTON, Alberta - After unsuccessful efforts in the Canadian Derby, Cinderchance and Bear Picasso are facing easier in Sunday's $50,000 Sales Stakes for 3-year-olds at Northlands Park. A field of eight has been entered for the one-mile feature.

Cinderchance earned a derby check by finishing fifth behind Vancouver invader Alabama Rain. Quincy Welch retains the mount after guiding Cinderchance to consecutive victories in a $17,500 maiden claiming race and an allowance prior to the derby.

Bear Picasso, trained by Dale Greenwood, finished ninth in the derby. Desmond Bryan, who rode him before the derby, will be back aboard.

Owner-trainer Clint Willson has brought Arthurlooksgood, a son of Queen's Plate winner Regal Intention, from Assiniboia Downs. A winner of two races, Arthurlooks-good finished fifth in the Manitoba Derby after being prominent to the backstretch. In his most recent start, Arthurlooksgood was a close second in the Harry Jeffrey Memorial. His rider will be Sean Evans.

Red Smith sends out an entry of Northtown Will and Blinkanhes-gone.

Northtown Will will have Rickey Walcott aboard. In six races with optional claimers this year, he has not been worse than third. Northtown Will has a win on a disqualification, a second, and four third-place finishes.

Blinkanhesgone, with Leanne Painter, has a victory, a second, and a third racing under allowance conditions.

Gusso, who sat out the Canadian Derby after a disappointing result in the Count Lathum, will have his regular rider in Perry Winters, who guided him to a second-place finish in the Ky Alta.

Completing the field are the lightly raced Skiff of Snow and Melodic.