06/06/2002 11:00PM

Kives has two threats


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Owner Phil Kives will be looking for his second consecutive Golden Boy Stakes victory at Assiniboia Downs on Sunday with Ness Gadoll and Jakes Wildindian, who will race as separate betting interests.

Five have entered the six-furlong stakes race for 3-year-olds, which carries a purse of $30,000.

Last year's top local 2-year-old, Ness Gadoll was unbeaten in four starts here with wins in the Graduation Stakes, Osiris Plate, and Winnipeg Futurity. His only loss came in the Birdcatcher Stakes at Northlands Park, where he finished ninth.

Trained by Darla Singh in 2001, Ness Gadoll had been under the care of Clayton Gray this year until last Thursday when he was moved to Ramona Dorsch's barn.

Ness Gadoll, who makes his first start of the year Sunday, will be the first stakes starter for Dorsch. Jacques DesAutels will ride, breaking from the outside.

Gray will saddle Jakes Wildindian for Kives's K-5 Stable.

A winner in his Assiniboia Downs debut against allowance company May 26, Jakes Wildindian should battle for the early lead with Regal Legacy, Palapeine, and possibly Ness Gadoll, although Ness Gadoll has shown the ability to win from off the pace.

Jakes Wildindian will break from post position 3 under Manuel Alicea.

Regal Legacy was an impressive

10 3/4-length winner in his debut here May 24. Trained by Tom Dodds, Regal Legacy will be ridden by Jerry Pruitt and starts from post 2.

Trained by Darla Singh, Palapeine finished third behind Jakes Wildinidian in his only start of the year. Palapeine drew the rail with Rohan Singh in the tack.

Regal Woodford, second in two maiden special weight races at Stampede Park this year, rounds out the field.

Trained by Robbin Martens, Regal Woodford will be ridden by Robert Skelly and will begin from post 4.

* Fourteen 3-year-old fillies have been nominated to the $30,000 Chantilly, a six-furlong race here June 16.