08/04/2005 11:00PM

Distance just right for 'Olympic'


EDMONTON, Alberta - Olympic Ride is looking for a second straight victory at a mile in Sunday's allowance feature at Northlands Park. The race, for nonwinners-of-two, attracted a field of eight.

Olympic Ride, an Alberta-bred who races for Lomar Stable, rallied from sixth place in a maiden special weight offering to win by a half-length last time out. Trained by Pam McDougall, Olympic Ride has lit the board in all four of his starts, including a second-place finish when he closed impressively at 6 1/2 furlongs immediately before his maiden victory. Sean Evans retains the mount on Olympic Ride, who drew post 7.

Sycamore Stable sends out an entry of Melodic, trained by Rob Chabot, and Siberian Pride, from Floyd Arthur's barn.

Melodic, who has the rail, defeated $17,500 claimers in his only start. Siberian Pride, who will break from post 3, went wire-to-wire in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight, winning by 7 1/4 lengths.

Cinderchance, owned by Tom White, is coming off a 4 1/2-length victory for $17,500 at a mile. Quincy Welch will ride him back.

Client Tension, claimed last out for $17,500 by Ernie Keller, has a win and a second in his last five starts. Stephan Heiler will ride Client Tension for his new owner, Ken Drysdale.

King Tukk, with the outside post, closed well in his last outing to finish second, beaten a length in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance.