08/09/2005 11:00PM

'Goneout' drops in from derby

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Manitoba Derby also-rans Goneoutandabout and Resurgent look to rebound in Friday's featured seventh race at Assiniboia Downs, a first-level allowance for 3-year-olds at six furlongs.

Claimed for $5,000 by trainer Raymond Liu on May 29, Goneoutandabout beat to $15,000 maiden claimers by 13 lengths in his next start. Goneoutandabout, a son of Lucky North, then finished second in an allowance race for 3-year-olds and third as the heavy favorite in a conditioned claiming race before a ninth-place finish in the Manitoba Derby.

Patti Ross takes over the training of Goneoutandabout from Liu, who is serving a 15-day medication suspension.

Apprentice Kirk Johnson will ride Goneoutandabout for the first time. Johnson scored his first career win aboard Aztek Sky here last Sunday.

Resurgent won the restricted Manitoba Stakes and has been well beaten in his two subsequent starts, finishing sixth in the Derby Trial Stakes and 10th in the Manitoba Derby.

Northrnimprovement won the restricted North Dakota Derby two starts ago before finishing second in the restricted North Dakota Stallion Stakes here on July 29.

Illalwaysbethere finished third in the North Stallion Stakes in his most recent outing.

Bully Buster was second at this level last time on July 24 for high-percentage trainer Clay Brinson.

Also entered are Hitchinpost Louie, Snowy Old Man, Weyford, and Wishn for Amillion.

* Heading into Friday's action, Ardell Sayler is well out in front of the local trainer standings with 38 wins. Carl Anderson, Emile Corbel, and Jared Brown are tied for second with 22 wins each.

Rohan Singh, who won two races last Saturday and three on Sunday, leads the local rider standings with 51 victories, eight ahead of Larren Delorme.