09/13/2001 12:00AM

Just three rivals for Beau Ring


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Rob and Jack McDonald's stalwart older runner, Beau Ring, will face just three rivals when he goes in search of his third consecutive stakes win in the $6,000 Finale Handicap.

The 1 1/16-mile Finale is one of two stakes on the card, along with the $5,000 Captain Stanley Harrison Handicap for 3-year old fillies. Beau Ring, a 4-year-old who was a provincial champion in his first two campaigns, won his last two starts, the Fred Mendel Memorial Handicap and the Toon's Mile, by a combined total of 13 lengths.

He will be a prohibitive favorite under highweight of 124 pounds, including Hugh Huston.