05/24/2006 11:00PM

My Guy has tough task in Hoofprint


CALGARY, Alberta - My Guy, Teagues Fight, and Bell n' Gone, the one-two-three finishers in the President's here May 6, renew their rivalry in the $50,000 Hoofprint on My Heart at Stampede Park on Saturday. The one-mile Hoofprint on My Heart is the final stakes prep for the June 17 Alberta Derby and drew a strong field of nine 3-year-olds.

My Guy held on to capture the six-furlong President's after setting the pace throughout. Both Teagues Fight, who lacked running room in upper stretch, and Bell n' Gone, who endured a wide trip, were closing resolutely in the final sixteenth, and the stretch-out to a mile improves their chances.

My Guy and rider Quincy Welch also will have to contend with increased pressure on the lead with fellow Hastings shipper Forceful Intention and recent local allowance winners Rapid 'n Ready and Bethune expected to be forwardly placed early.

Bell n' Gone, who was assigned high weight of 120 pounds, drew post 7. Bell n' Gone's bullet work of 58.80 for five furlongs on May 19 signals his readiness, and he is proven over a distance, having won the Canadian Juvenile at 1 1/16 miles last October at Northlands Park.

Teagues Fight also comes into this race off a bullet work, a 59.20 move at five furlongs on May 21. Teagues Fight won the restricted Alberta Premier's Futurity at a mile last September.

Top Authority was second in a one-mile turf race for $62,500 claimers at Hollywood Park on May 5.