05/24/2005 11:00PM

Lt. Regent rivals look familiar


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Lt. Regent, a narrow winner in her most recent outing, will attempt to defeat many of the same horses in Friday's featured seventh race at Assiniboia. A full field of 10 has been entered for the 5 1/2-furlong race, a second-level allowance with a $16,000 claiming option.

In the May 13 race, Lt. Regent, trained by Emile Corbel and ridden by Rohan Singh, finished a head in front of Tamorons Blade, who closed well up the rail, and three-quarters of length better than Pete's Surprise, who finished strongly from the outside.

Initial Approach, who set the fractions in that race before finishing fourth, beaten a length, will run on Lasix for the first time Friday.

Initial Approach should battle for the lead with Ashleys Bon Bon, who makes her first start locally after winning three in a row at Portland Meadows late last year.

Vying Vixen, Strike an Image, and Maui Money, the fifth- through seventh-place finishers on May 13, are also back in Friday.

She's the Fashion, who tested claimers in Illinois during the last half of 2004, makes her first start of the year and her local debut.

The field rounds out with Dodge City Girl, who also makes her first start of the season.

Singh and Corbel a potent combo

Singh and Corbel teamed up to win two of the three non-conditioned allowance races that serve as preps for stakes races next month.

On Saturday, Iwoodificould ($5.60) finished 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Lord Shogun to lead the local older males into the June 19 Free Press.

Monday, Ericka's Lass ($7.20) stalked a duel between Siberian Falstaff and Ruby Slew before barely edging out Siberian Falstaff as the older fillies and mares head into the June 12 La Verendrye.

Also Monday, 3-year-old filly Aly's Flyer ($7.60) under Felipe Valdez went gate to wire for the second time in as many starts here for trainer Jared Brown. She represents the best hope for local horses going into the June 5 Chantilly.

* On Sunday, Prime Time T.V. made his Assiniboia Downs debut an impressive one, winning a first-level allowance race by 16 lengths. Trained by Bert Blake, Prime Time T.V., a 3-year-old son of Deputy Minister, completed the 5 1/2 furlongs over a muddy track in 1:05.80. The June 4 Golden Boy Stakes will likely be his next start.

* Singh won five races last week to move into the top spot in the local jockey standings with 12 victories, one ahead of Larren Delorme, who won three races last week. Corbel won four races last weekend to move into second in the local trainer standings with seven wins, one behind Ardell Sayler.