07/04/2006 11:00PM

Pair meet for 3rd time


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Albarino and Raggidy Rowe meet for the third time this season in Friday's featured seventh race, a 7 1/2-furlong allowance prep for the Aug. 7 Wheat City Stakes here at Assiniboia Downs.

Albarino caught Raggidy Rowe at the wire the first time they met on June 2. Raggidy Rowe was able to turn the tables on Albarino in the Free Press Stakes, when he received a ground-saving trip from jockey Keveh Nichols while Albarino was caught six wide on the turn.

Lord Shogun, who has provided the pace for Albarino and Raggidy Rowe in their last two races, should set the early fractions once again. A 7-year-old son of Maudlin, Lord Shogun won last year's allowance prep for the Wheat City.

Too the Target was an impressive winner over first-level allowance company in his last start on June 18.

Concerto de Varso makes his first start locally for trainer Dennis Harrisko after failing to win in seven starts versus claimers this year.

* Last Saturday, Remiewaterbluz ($4.10) captured her second stakes in as many starts this season in the Canada Day. Vicar's Daughter, like Remiewaterbluz trained by Carl Anderson, was second, with Ericka's Lass third.

The $24,480 winner's share increased Remiewaterbluz's earnings to $260,468. Under jockey Rohan Singh, Remiewaterbluz completed the mile in 1:41.

Singh also won Sunday's restricted North Dakota Derby aboard Dakota Long Legs ($3.30) for trainer Chad Torevell. J Dam Strike was second with Tiger Jet third.

The win was the second from eight career starts for Dakota Long Legs and the $10,000 winner's share increased his earnings to $31,540. Dakota Long Legs completed the mile in 1:42.60.

Singh topped all jockeys with seven wins last weekend and leads the local standings with 32, five ahead of apprentice Kirk Johnson.

Anderson led all trainers last weekend with four wins and heads the trainer standings with 23 wins, six in front of Ardell Sayler.