07/04/2007 11:00PM

Hurri Coin picks on the boys - again


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Ten Manitoba-bred 4-year-olds have been entered for Saturday's 1 1/16-mile Manitoba Maturity here at Assiniboia Downs. Hurri Coin, one of three fillies in the field, and Canadian Idol figure to have the best chances of winning the $45,000 Manitoba Maturity.

Last season, Hurri Coin won two restricted stakes. She was placed first via disqualification after finishing second, beaten a neck, in the one-mile R.C. Anderson when facing

3-year-old fillies, and defeated males in the 1 1/8-mile J.W. Sifton. Trained by Chad Torevell, Hurri Coin also finished third in the restricted Distaff Stakes last season.

This year Hurri Coin has run three times, each time against first-level allowance company, and has finished third twice.

Canadian Idol finished third in the restricted one-mile Manitoba Stakes last season and was fourth, 5 1/2 lengths behind Hurri Coin, in his final start of 2006 in the J.W. Sifton. Trained by Lorna Gray, Canadian Idol also won a first-level allowance race last season at one mile and has raced three times this year, each time against considerably tougher second-level allowance company.

Simply Marvis finished second, three-quarters of a length behind Hurri Coin, in the J.W. Sifton last season. Trained by Blair Milller, Simply Marvis also has raced three times this year, each time against first-level company, finishing close to Hurri Coin in her last two.

Miller also sends out Miss Doubletrouble, who won her maiden earlier this year.

Trainer Patti Ross sends out Spectacular Humor and Best and Bold for the K 5 Stable of Phil Kives. Spectacular Humor defeated maiden special weight company at six furlongs in his last start. Spectacular Humor failed to show much in two starts around two turns last season.

Best and Bold defeated maiden claimers two starts ago. He will race with Lasix for the first time here but may be challenged by the distance.

Also entered are one-time winners Callie's Wisdom and Win by a Margin and maidens Beyond the Ridge and Deputy Konik.