08/28/2001 11:00PM

No one is likely to steal this race


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A hot pace is likely in Friday's featured sixth race at Assiniboia, as four of the seven entrants prefer the front end. The six-furlong race for $20,000 claimers has a purse of $9,400.

Burlington House looks for his fourth consecutive victory and seventh of the season as he breaks from the outside under Anderson Ward. Trained by Leonard Anderson, Burlington House probably will be part of the early battle.

Trainer Blair Miller sends out the entry of Silver Trooper and Known Land.

Silver Trooper had a four-race win streak stopped in the Wheat City and he finished third against conditioned allowance horses in his most recent outing. Tim Gardiner will ride Silver Trooper, who also figures to be close to the early pace.

Known Land had a three-race win streak snapped by Outatime in his most recent appearance. Gardiner also has been named on Known Land, who would benefit from a fast pace.

Outatime should be sitting just off the early pace and may get the best trip of all. Alan Cuthbertson, who was aboard Outatime for the first time in the horse's last victory, rides him again for trainer Lorna Gray.

Special Warrant has been claimed in all three of his local starts and will be sent out Friday by trainer Dennis Harrisko. Second behind Known Land in his latest, Special Warrant also should be close early under Robert Munoz.

Silver Rocket, also second behind Known Land in his last start, will be ridden by Rohan Singh and should be forwardly placed after breaking from the rail.

Stilaferd, a closer, rounds out the field.

* Corporate Shuffle ($3.40) confirmed he is the top local 3-year-old with an impressive front-end victory in the Harry Jeffrey here last Sunday.

The win was Corporate Shuffle's eighth in nine starts at Assiniboia Downs and increased his lifetime earnings to $136,100. His connections have said that he will be given the rest of the year off.

Flying Commander finished second in the Harry Jeffrey, with Command Start third.