07/12/2007 11:00PM

Golden Boy top two meet again


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Country Humor and Western Deed, the one-two finishers in the Golden Boy last out, are rematched in Sunday's $45,000 Derby Trial at Assiniboia Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Derby Trial has attracted a field of 10 and is the major local prep for the Manitoba Derby, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds here Aug. 6.

Neither Country Humor nor Western Deed has raced in the six weeks since the June 2 Golden Boy.

Trained by Sylvester Oliverre, Country Humor won the Golden Boy in his second start of the year, posting a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 83. Country Humor, a son of Distorted Humor, has worked three times since then. His five-furlong work in 1:01.80 was the fastest of six at the distance on July 8 and he drilled one mile in a sharp 1:42.60 on June 30.

Alan Cuthbertson, who has been aboard Country Humor for both his victories, retains the mount.

Western Deed finished second in the Golden Boy in his first local start. Trained by Emile Corbel, Western Deed was scratched from a first-level allowance here on June 24 and worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 on July 7. Mark Anderson will ride Western Deed as Rohan Singh, who rode him last time, moves over to Alberta shipper Legal Child.

Storm Patrol, also trained by Oliverre, has looked impressive in both his starts this season. A son of Storm Boot, Storm Patrol defeated first-level allowance company on June 9 and then beat older horses in a second-level allowance on July 2.

Storm Partrol will probably contest the early pace with Mancini's Man and Maccabi. Mancini's Man finished seventh in his first local start before winning a first-level allowance in his most recent race on June 24. Maccabi has finished second in two first-level allowances this year, behind Storm Patrol in his first start and Mancini's Man most recently. Travis Hightower takes over in the irons from Cuthbertson aboard Maccabi.

Albert Royalle finished eighth in the Golden Boy and was fourth behind Storm Patrol in his last start on July 2.

Legal Child ships in from Alberta for trainer Robertino Diodoro, while Rage Till Dawn was claimed for $32,000 from his latest at Hollywood Park.