08/17/2007 12:00AM

Gus Again could win Agassiz - again


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Gus Again goes for his fourth Agassiz Stakes win here Sunday at Assiniboia Downs.

The $45,000 Agassiz, a one-mile race for Manitoba-breds, has a field of seven.

A 10-year-old son of Kyle's Our Man, Gus Again won the Agassiz in 2001, 2004, and 2006 and was second in 2002 and 2005.

Winless in five starts this season, Gus Again was claimed for $10,000 by owner Larry Carter and trainer Emile Corbel in his last start. The gelding will be ridden by Alan Cuthbertson for the first time on Sunday.

Trainer Carl Anderson sends out Brinello and Resurgent.

Brinello wore blinkers in his last start, a third-level allowance at Sunday's one-mile distance, and went to lead before stopping. Anderson will remove the blinkers for the Agassiz.

Also winless in five starts this year, Brinello finished second to Gus Again in the 2006 Agassiz.

Like Gus Again and Brinello, Resurgent has failed to win in five starts this season. He finished fourth in his most recent start; Gus Again was second.

Resurgent was third in the Agassiz last season.

Snowy Old Man set a slow pace and won a $6,000 claiming race in his last start.

Simply Regal also won a $6,000 claiming race in his last start. He was claimed by owner Ralph Hamilton and trainer Tom Gardipy Jr. A 6-year-old son of Regal Remark, Simply Regal has failed to hit the board in three starts at this distance.

Illalwaysbethere is winless in five starts this year, and Canadian Idol has failed to hit the board in six tries this season.