07/28/2004 11:00PM

Juveniles get another local go-round


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - A field of eight will do battle in the $17,800 Saskatchewan Futurity at Marquis Downs on Saturday.

Four first-time starters will face off against the horses who finished first, second, third, and fifth in the meet's only juvenile race.

The contestants will be running six furlongs in the race, restricted to 2-year-olds who are Canadian-bred or out of Canadian-owned mares.

Royal Reblar upset Fargo Forbes over four furlongs, scoring a one-length victory in 48:42 seconds here July 16.

Royal Reblar, a son of Royal Quiz, was almost 6-1 while Fargo Forbes was bet down to 4-5.

Tudor Tell led the field to the first turn but faded down the lane to finish third, 2 1/4 lengths behind the winner.

Our Spike finished last in the field of five.

Fargo Forbes, the $6,750 sales-topper from last fall's Saskatchewan Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society yearling sale, has come back to work three furlongs in 36 seconds on July 24, while Royal Reblar breezed five-eighths in 1:06 the same morning.

Of the first-time starters, Lambrose looks the most dangerous.

Lambrose, another son of Royal Quiz, has five recorded works, with his latest being a half-mile in 48.20 seconds from the gate on July 24, second-fastest of 17 works at the distance.

North Park, a $5,000 purchase last fall, worked in 48.60 seconds from the gate on the same day.

Danz Gracefully is a daughter of Graceful Klinchit, this track's all-time winningest female, and that alone should draw some attention at the windows.