07/27/2008 11:00PM

Look for Tejano Trouble to stalk


EDMONTON, Alberta - Tejano Trouble has been knocking heads with the best older horses on the circuit and is just a notch below the likes of Teagues Fight, Footprint, and Test Boy.

On Wednesday evening, Tejano Trouble suits the conditions of the featured one-mile allowance with a $40,000 claiming option perfectly in his bid for his first win of the campaign.

Quincy Welch, fully recovered from a wrist injury and riding very well of late, will break Tejano Trouble from the outside post in the field of six and will be looking to fashion a stalking trip just off the probable pacesetter, St Regs, who ran too well to lose last time out against similar company.

St Regs was beaten a head by Father Jones after dueling throughout the one-mile contest and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 88. Real Simard is back up on St Regs, who will be doubly tough if allowed to shake loose on the early lead.

* Rico Walcott earned his first stakes victory on this circuit with a well-judged ride on Test Boy ($10) last Saturday to defeat favored Teagues Fight in the Don Fleming Memorial.

Test Boy captured the 1 1/16-mile Fleming with a strong, three-wide bid through the final turn to collar a game Teagues Fight in midstretch and prevail by a half-length in 1:43.80. Test Boy's victory was especially sweet for trainer Robertino Diodoro, who nursed the 5-year-old gelding back to health after a serious eye injury he sustained six weeks ago.