10/16/2003 12:00AM

Hedge has his eye on another win


EDMONTON, Alberta - Trainer Rick Hedge has shown the Midas touch in the waning weeks of the Alberta season, which is a good omen for the speedball King Jeremy in an optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs on Saturday.

King Jeremy was recently claimed by Hedge for owner Richard Davies for $28,000 and is making his second start for Hedge, a former Alberta champion rider.

Hedge won the Beaufort with Beau Brass on Alberta Fall Classics Day Sept. 20 and last weekend won the Freedom of the City with Waikoloa.

King Jeremy has earned a check in every start since his former trainer, Bob Anderson, brought him to Northlands in June. He was runner-up to Sixthirtyjoe in the Edmonton Journal and won a $35,000 claimer in his second-to-last race for Anderson.

Dangerous in this field of six is Superfines Prado, who was second to Sixthirtyjoe in the Sun Sprint in early August but has since been chasing routers.

Regal Legacy also poses a threat after being second and third in his two outings since shipping in from Winnipeg.

Exclusive Banker and Dr. Mo come into this race with three wins each this year. Exclusive Banker moved up from claimers and finished third in the Red Diamond Express.

In another optional claimer, for 3-year-olds sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs, The Seahorse Two will seek his sixth victory of the year. The Seahorse Two is coming off a wire-to-wire score over $20,000 claimers at a mile. All of his other wins have been at Saturday's distance.