08/05/2003 11:00PM

Great Lakes Downs track report


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Trainer Dave Kueffner will send out Cantouchis and Magna Cum Laude, in Friday's $45,000 Ann Arbor Stakes. The one-mile race is for Michigan-bred 3-year-old fillies and will be the seventh race on the eight-race card.

Cantouchis got the best of her stablemate when she won the June 27 Plymouth Stakes by nearly five lengths over Rose of Edmore. It was another two lengths back to Magna Cum Laude.

Cantouchis, 3-for-6 lifetime, will be ridden by Wade Rini from the outside post in the seven-horse Ann Arbor field.

Magna Cum Laude won the Michigan Juvenile Fillies last fall and boasts an allowance win this season. A stretch-running filly, Magna Cum Laude will get the services of Mary Doser for the Ann Arbor and will race from the inside post. She and Cantouchis will race as separate betting interests.

Facing Kueffner's duo are Native of Paris, Cassopolis, Glamorize, Clever Moon, and Rose of Edmore.

* Freddie Mata and Joe Judice, one-two in the local jockey standings, continue to pull away from the field. Mata had a four-bagger Monday evening as well as a riding triple on Tuesday. Judice, who recently passed the 3,000-win plateau, recorded riding triples on Saturday and Tuesday.

Mata leads Judice 91-84 through 65 days of racing. Doser is in third place with 60 wins.

* John Pabon had a riding double on Monday, including a win aboard Air Hadif, who returned $149.40. Just before that, jockey Alex Urriola won with Bullslinger, paying $71.80.