07/10/2006 12:00AM

Jordan's 2nd string too good


EDMONTON, Alberta - If True Metropolitan is the second-stringer in trainer Terry Jordan's Vancouver-based stable, then Northlands Park's older horses have no desire to tangle with No. 1, Quiet Cash.

For the second straight stakes race in Alberta, True Metropolitan destroyed his opposition in last Saturday's one-mile Spangled Jimmy, winning by six lengths in a laugher.

A Florida-bred, True Metropolitan has become a regular visitor here because Quiet Cash, who won the George Royal and John Longden back to back, has been so effective at Hastings. Last weekend, Quiet Cash finished a close second in the Grade 3 Lt. Governors.

True Metropolitan first came east to Stampede Park to pick up runner-up money behind ace sprinter Smudgeledo in the one-mile Teeworth Plate on May 20. True Metropolitan then returned to romp by more than three lengths in the 1 1/16-mile Herald Gold Plate there June 11.

With rider Quincy Welch biding his time to the backstretch in the Spangled Jimmy, odds-on True Metropolitan easily swept past dueling Thievery, Courtney Bay, and Churchbridge to get the mile in 1:37.60. Beau Brass, voted the circuit's champion Alberta-bred last year, charged up to be second to True Metropolitan, edging Royalty Boy by a neck. Bonspiel finished fourth in the field of seven.