07/09/2004 12:00AM

Deluge hits but racing goes on


EDMONTON, Alberta - Week-long rains have taken a toll at the entry box. Sewers have been backing up, underpasses have flooded, and manhole covers have been popping all over town.

But racing goes on, after trainers and jockeys had an impromptu meeting earlier in the week, when there was not a dissenting voice about the safety of the track.

Sunday's feature is a $15,000 claimer at one mile, open to fillies and mares who have never won two races. As the seventh race on the card, it took over the limelight when both a $28,000 claiming race at a mile for fillies and mares and a $17,500 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up sprinting six furlongs failed to fill.

Sunday's substitute feature wound up with a field of six, all of them 3-year-olds.

Midnight Goddess and Enchanted Prospect are stretching out after having just won their maiden at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Midnight Goddess, with Shannon Beauregard up, had a string of three second-place finishes before winning the sixth race of her career, a maiden $15,000 claiming race.

Enchanted Prospect won with Christopher Fearon aboard in a $7,000 maiden claimer at odds of 14-1.

Muchmusic, Regal Sum, and Dyna Flair are just one race removed from winning for the first time.

Muchmusic and Regal Sum each scored her victory in a $15,000 maiden claimer sprinting six furlongs, while Dyna Flair won a $7,000 maiden claimer at one mile.

Real Simard picks up the mount on Muchmusic, while Peter Wong retains the call on Regal Sum and Rickey Walcott will be back aboard Dyna Flair.