07/08/2004 12:00AM

Fancy Bru goes after first '04 win


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Fancy Bru looks for his first win of the year in Saturday's $40,000 Manitoba Maturity, a 1 1/16-mile race restricted to 4-year-old Manitoba-breds.

Trained by Gary Danelson, Fancy Bru has raced three times this year, finishing fifth in the Free Press Stakes in his most recent start June 20.

Fancy Bru, a son of Buie, won the Manitoba and J.W. Sifton stakes last year. Both were restricted to Manitoba-breds.

He breaks from post 7 here with Travis Hightower on board.

Trainer Jack Robertson will send out Pete's Surprise and Tarrango.

Pete's Surprise posted a career best Beyer Speed Figure of 70 when she won the Canada Day Stakes in her last start. A daughter of Peteski, Pete's Surprise will face males for the first time since her 2-year-old season. She begins from post 2 with Ken Hendricks in the irons.

Tarrango was second in an optional claimer in his last start June 27. A son of Kiridashi, Tarrango finished fourth behind Fancy Bru in last year's J.W. Sifton. He starts from post 3 with Jason Leacock up.

Wild Ruler finished second behind Fancy Bru in both the Manitoba and J.W. Sifton. Trained by Guy Kling, Wild Ruler has been well beaten in two starts against first-level allowance company this year. He breaks from post 6 with Tony Matteucci on board.

Quick Chill, trained by Keith Corbel, finished third in last year's J.W. Sifton. Quick Chill starts from the rail with Vince Guerra in the irons and should set the early fractions.

Akimboalogo was claimed by trainer Blair Miller in his last start. He begins from post 5 with Tim Gardiner up.

Canadian Wrangler won his maiden over the Maturity distance in his last start. He starts from post 8 under Larren Delorme.

Ancient Ruins, who breaks from post 4 with Eldridge Lindsay, rounds out the field.