07/02/2002 11:00PM

Look for What Four up front


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - What Four will be the one to beat here in Friday's $30,000 R.C. Anderson Stakes, for Manitoba-bred 3-year-old fillies at one mile.

One of two multiple winners in the field, What Four finished fourth in the Chantilly Stakes in her last start.

Trained by Chad Torevell, What Four won two races last year, including the fillies division of the CTHS Sales Stakes. She probably will contest the early pace here.

Prospects Pleasure, trained by Emile Corbel, is the other two-time winner and also is likely to contest the pace.

The complete field for the R.C. Anderson, with jockeys from the rail out, will be Prospects Pleasure, Robert Skelly; Cemmec, Jacques DesAutels; Regal Polka, Juan Crawford; Bashful Dancer, Jerry Pruitt; Dar You Go, Manuel Alicea; Lulu Rose, Paul Leacock; Gai Copper, Navin Mangalee; What Four, Tim Gardiner; and Don't Blame Bruce, Melissa Wilson.

Old pro meets newcomer

Ken Hendricks, the all-time leading jockey at Assiniboia Downs, returns to riding Friday.

Hendricks, who last rode at Tampa Bay Downs in January of 2000 and last rode locally in 1999, has three mounts on the card, his first coming in the second aboard Dollar Limit.

To the inside of Hendricks in the starting gate for Friday's second race will be 17-year- old apprentice Larren Delorme.

The leading rider at the eight-day Chippewa Downs meet this June, Delorme has her first mount at a recognized race track with Condor Pasa. She also rides Madame Midway in the fifth race.

* Beau Pip won his maiden race in his third lifetime start, taking last Sunday's restricted Manitoba Stakes by three-quarters of a length over favored Palapeine, with Hoist a Coin third. Trainer Raymond Lui and jockey Juan Crawford teamed up for their first victory in a stakes race here with Beau Pip, who returned $14.70.

* On Monday, Cathy's Star scored her first stakes win in the Canada Day. Miss Sandy Dee was second, followed by Maui Money. Cathy's Star, trained by Gordon Marsh and ridden by Jacques DesAutels, recorded her fifth win in 24 career starts and brought her earnings to $75,432. She paid $6.90.

* DesAutels led all jockeys over the long weekend with seven wins and currently is second in the standings with 37 wins, three behind Rohan Singh. Ardell Sayler topped all trainers last weekend with four wins and continues to lead the local standings with 18 wins.