08/24/2006 11:00PM

Manitoba Derby duo rematched


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The Max and Quick Witted, the two-three finishers in the Aug. 7 Manitoba Derby, meet again in Sunday's $40,000 Harry Jeffery here at Assiniboia Downs. The Harry Jeffrey, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds, attracted a field of five.

Trained by Bert Blake, The Max finished second in the Manitoba Derby, beaten a head by Canterbury Park shipper Lord Kipling. A son of Point Given, The Max was a length better than Quick Witted in the derby and two lengths better the only other time they met, in the Derby Trial Stakes.

Quick Witted won his local debut over maiden special weight company on May 7. Trained by Emile Corbel, Quick Witted won the Golden Boy next time out and then was third when facing older horses in a second-level allowance before the Derby Trial and Manitoba Derby.

Pass the Bar has finished second against first-level allowance company in his last two starts. The Chad Torevell-trained Pass the Bar was well beaten in the Derby Trial and finished second in the Golden Boy early this year.

One So Regal won his second start. He was well beaten by Pass the Bar two back.

The field rounds out with the maiden Double Dare.

* Winnipeg Futurity winner First Cavalry worked three furlongs here Wednesday morning in 36.60, breezing, under jockey Alan Cuthbertson. Trained by Martin Drexler, First Cavalry left Thursday morning for Monmouth Park, where he is scheduled to run in the Grade 3 Sapling Stakes on Sept. 4.

* Three-time stakes winner Hey Hey Renee heads a list of six 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $40,000 Assiniboia Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile race runs Sept. 3.