08/31/2005 11:00PM

Excessively Sweet risks streak


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Excessively Sweet goes in search of her third straight stakes victory to kick off her career in Saturday's $22,500 Prairie Lily Sales Stakes at Marquis Downs. The seven-furlong race is for graduates of the 2004 Prairie Lily yearling sale.

Excessively Sweet, the first runner from the sire You've Got Action's first crop, has never been behind a runner at any call. She faces eight rivals Saturday in the meet's richest race.

Excessively Sweet easily won the Saskatchewan Futurity against the boys on July 30 before beating Saskatchewan-bred fillies in the Woodland Heritage here Aug. 20.

Shadazzle has run second to the Excessively Sweet in each of her two starts. In the Saskatchewan Futurity, Shadazzle broke slowly and closed late, but a quick break in the Woodland found her forcing the pace, only to tire in the final quarter-mile. Shadazzle closed the gap at the wire by three lengths from her first to second starts, as she was beaten 2 3/4 lengths in the Woodland Heritage.

Crazy Carson finished third, beaten seven lengths, in the Saskatchewan Futurity before beating Saskatchewan-bred males in the Western Heritage. His clocking there for the 6 1/2 furlongs was the same as Excessively Sweet's in the Woodland.

La Mumbeau, last year's $9,500 local sale-topper, will make her career debut in the Prairie Lily and gets Alberta-based jockey Leanne Painter to ride. La Mumbeau is a half-sister to stakes horses Rum Candi, Rumbeau Ruckus and Beauzak, and is conditioned by Alberta's leading trainer, Red Smith.

* The 2005 Prairie Lily yearling sale will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Prairieland Exhibition Center with 40 yearlings up for grabs, plus another eight in the mixed portion of the sale.

In addition to You've Got Action, sires represented include Stop the Stage, No Malice, Satellite Signal, Royal Quiz, Slew Express, Cognizant, Linkage, Just a Cat, Rosetti, Shaheen, Swiss Yodeler, Weekend Guest, Blitz Biz, Castle Arms, Daring Dehere, Distinctive Cat, Ground Stroke, and Haus of Dehere.

* The final week of racing here begins Thursday and finishes off with Saturday's Saskatchewan Derby card. The Thursday card was added after two days were canceled in early July.