09/15/2005 12:00AM

Crown's Justice tries again


EDMONTON, Alberta - Crown's Justice, a 5-year-old trained by Pam McDougall, has won twice against $22,000 claimers this season at Northlands Park, but hasn't been able to handle the $30,000 kind. On Saturday, he will try again to beat $30,000 claimers in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint.

The race, which will go as the fifth on Saturday's card, has drawn a field of five 3-year-olds and up.

Crown's Justice was fourth under the wire for $30,000 in his last outing, but was promoted to third on the disqualification of Winspear, who had finished first. In his race before that, Crown's Justice wired a field of $22,000 claimers. Rickey Walcott has the return mount.

Sweet Beau tests sprinters as he comes off a win at 1 1/16 miles and a third at a mile, both front-running tries. Stephan Heiler will be aboard.

Boldanzar has not been worse than fourth this season. His pilot will be Real Simard.

Epic Knight, with Desmond Bryan, won at this level at Calgary and has since had a second and a third.

Looking for his first win of the year is Saw Grass Sabre, Leanne Painter up.

* Nominations are in for next Saturday's Alberta Fall Classics, with $400,000 to be distributed among seven stakes.

The Alberta Breeders and the Fall Classic Distaff, both offering $75,000, each drew 14 nominations, including the respective defending champions, Beau Brass and A Shaky Start.

Four starters in last month's Canadian Derby are nominated to the Beaufort, including runner-up Ding Dong Dandy, third-place Knight's Covenant, Cinderchance, and Forever Rascal.

Also carded are the Premier's Futurity and Sturgeon River for 2-year-olds, the Alberta Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, and the Red Diamond Express for sprinters.