05/07/2006 11:00PM

My Guy captures President's


CALGARY, Alberta - Last Saturday's President's Handicap, the first stakes for 3-year-olds on the trail to the June 17 Alberta Derby, went to Hastings shipper My Guy. My Guy prompted the pace throughout the six-furlong President's and prevailed by a half-length over Teagues Fight, with Bell n' Gone a neck back in third.

The stretch run could be a preview of the upcoming Hoofprint on My Heart, a one-mile Alberta Derby prep slated for May 27 at Stampede Park.

My Guy proved the best after dueling with Explosion through a 45.80-second half over a course that favored speed throughout the card. He finished in 1:11 under leading rider Quincy Welch.

Vancouver-based trainer Terry Jordan said he will leave My Guy, a private purchase following his maiden score at Laurel in February, in the care of local trainer Stu Simon to prepare for the Hoofprint on My Heart.

Teagues Flight, making his seasonal debut, closed very well after rider Ron Blinston found himself in tight quarters at the eighth pole. Bell n' Gone also turned in a good effort in his first start of the campaign, and endured a three-wide trip down the backstretch.

* Local interests gained a measure of revenge on Sunday when Kaylee's Magic, Alberta's 2005 horse of the year, won the Mount Royal for 3-year-old fillies. Bond Queen, another Jordan trainee invading from Vancouver, was sent off as the 1-2 favorite but faded to third.