07/09/2007 12:00AM

Juvenile matches fast pair


EDMONTON, Alberta - Brazen Son, a handy winner of his debut here June 29, and Zipperose, an equally impressive victor first time out on opening weekend of this meet, head a field of seven 2-year-olds in the Edmonton Juvenile here at Northlands Park on Wednesday evening.

The $50,000 Edmonton Juvenile kicks off the stakes schedule for 2-year-olds and is also the first six-furlong test of the year for the division.

Brazen Son drew the rail and looms as the one to catch after easily crossing over from post 8 in his 3 1/2-furlong debut and coasting home under wraps with Stephan Heiler up. Trainer Greg Tracy dominated the 2-year-old stakes here last summer and has another promising youngster in Brazen Son, a homebred son of Stormin Fever.

Heiler retains the mount and will have to deal with Zipperose, who breaks from post 2 under Real Simard.

Zipperose, a homebred son of Rosetti, opened up early in his victory at 5 1/2 furlongs, and Simard had him on cruise control in the latter stages.

Run Linkage Run is the third juvenile in the field with an unblemished record after scoring for a $27,500 claiming tag June 10 at Stampede Park. Quincy Welch stays aboard for trainer Dale Saunders, whose barn has come alive of late.