06/23/2006 12:00AM

Intore tries to validate claim


EDMONTON, Alberta - Already making his seventh start of the year, Intore will try to show he'll become a profitable claim in Sunday's seventh race here at Northlands Park. With Desmond Bryan taking the reins, Intore will face seven rivals at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Intore started the season with trainer Roger Walker before trainer Milton Murray claimed him for $10,000 on May 3. He stumbled and lost his rider at the start in his first start for Murray. Intore, a 7-year-old gelding, finished second for $13,000 in his second start for his new barn, and runs for that price again Sunday. A nine-time winner lifetime, Intore has lit the board in all but one of his six outings this year.

My Boy Dylan, a 4-year-old gelding, takes a drop after finishing eighth with $22,000 company. Gary Stein has retained the mount on My Boy Dylan, whose last defeat followed two straight victories. Trained by Ken Bell, My Boy Dylan is a speedy sort and is making only his fifth start, all this season.

Weepinbell has been claimed three times this year, and now races for Gary Marks. Claimed in his last outing for Sunday's price, Weepinbell faltered as an 8-5 favorite in that race after two straight wins against lesser company.

Captain Tommy G has steadily dropped in class from $30,000, where he started the season, and will try to finish on the board for the first time this year.