09/07/2011 10:49AM

Marquis Downs: Langfuhr Max risks perfect record in Prairie Lilly


Langfuhr Max will be gunning for his third win in as many starts in the Prairie Lily Stakes at Marquis Downs on Friday evening.

The $15,000 Prairie Lily, a 6 1/2-furlong race for 2-year-olds who passed through the ring at the local yearling sale, will go as the third of eight races on the penultimate card of the 2011 meeting, and Langfuhr Max is the only winner in the field of nine.

Loyal Son, an impressive winner of the one-mile Prairieland Park in his last outing, will stretch out to 1 1/16 miles in the supporting feature, the $6,500 United Group Handicap, which attracted a field of six older horses.

Langfuhr Max, who is trained and partly owned by Al Hanson, scored at four furlongs in his debut on July 15 and doubled up in impressive style when returning six weeks later in the six-furlong Western Heritage for Saskatchewan-breds.

Neville Stephenson retains the mount on Langfuhr Max, who will begin from post 6.

Golden Shaheen, who has ended second to Langfuhr Max on two occasions, will be looking to turn the tables but drew the outside post. Andrew Wright retains the mount on Golden Shaheen for trainer Andrew Senebald.

Albedo, Peakaboo Streak, and Perky N Sweats are the three fillies in the Prairie Lily lineup, and a victory by any one of the trio would not be a surprise.

Trainer Judy Hunter sent out Albedo to finish second in the six-furlong Woodland Heritage for Saskatchewan-bred fillies and Naim Samaroo will return to the saddle after a one-race hiatus.

Peakaboo Streak is coming off a second-place stakes finish in the six-furlong Gold Strike for Saskatchewan-breds.

Perky N Sweats has raced twice at Vancouver’s Hastings, finishing third and then fourth in maiden races, with the most recent coming when she raced without the tag in a $30,000 optional claimer.

Another newcomer is Tricky Great, who finished second in his two starts in 3 1/2-furlong dashes at Northlands Park when tagged for $20,000 and then $12,000.