09/04/2002 12:00AM

Kenyawin has new connections and a chance to beat old rivals


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Kenyawin, who was claimed for $20,000 in his last start by trainer Gary Danelson, makes his first appearance for his new connections in Friday's featured first race at Assiniboia.

Six $20,000 claimers will start in the six-furlong race, which has an $11,800 purse.

Kenyawin, who has two wins from seven starts this year, should contest the early pace along with Latter Day Ace and Northern Ace. He will break from post 4. Tim Gardiner rides.

Latter Day Ace, a winner once in six starts this year, starts from post 2 with Ken Hendricks aboard.

Northern Ace had a four-race win streak stopped in his last start. Trained by Clayton Gray, Northern Ace cuts back from a mile to his preferred distance of six furlongs, at which he has won 6 of 8 starts. Apprentice Edwin Alicea, who won four races last weekend, will ride Northern Ace, who starts from post 5.

Burlington House finished second at this level in his last race, beating Kenyawin and Latter Day Ace. Trained by Wendy Anderson, Burlington House has drawn the rail with Anderson Ward retaining the mount.

Rounding out the field are Tater Tate (post 3, Robert Munoz), and Tejano Ruler (post 6, Robert Skelly).

* Ward won two stakes races here Monday, taking the Distaff aboard Dawn Edition ($2.80) and the colts and geldings division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society Sales Stakes with Cabernet ($75.50).

* Air Driver ($4.90) won the fillies division of the CTHS Sales Stakes to give her trainer, Ramona Dorsch, her first stakes win.

* In Monday's other stakes feature, Speedy Treat ($15.50) held off heavily favored Gus Again to win the Agassiz by a nose.

* Sunday, Suntana ($4.30) won the North Dakota Futurity for his third win this year.

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