09/01/2006 11:00PM

Pete's Surprise goes after her second Distaff score


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A competitive field comprising four older females and four 3-year-old fillies goes in the restricted $40,000 Distaff Stakes over one mile here at Assiniboia Downs on Monday.

Pete's Surprise won the 2001 Distaff and was second in the 2004 version. All three of her wins have come in one-mile stakes races.

Thunder Sky, winless this year, has finished in the money in six of seven starts. Last time out, Thunder Sky finished second against males in a first level-allowance race in her first start of the year at a route of ground. Thunder Sky finished fifth in the 2005 Distaff.

Dream Extreme won the Buffalo Stakes at this one-mile distance last season. In her last start, Dream Extreme finished first but was placed second for bumping Hurri Coin in the stretch of the restricted R.C. Anderson Stakes.

Hurri Coin finished third against first level-allowance company last time out. Her lone win came via the disqualification of Dream Extreme in the R.C. Anderson two starts back.

Cat Rush won the Debutante in her career debut last season. In her last two starts, Cat Rush has been well beaten at this one-mile distance.

Danger Pay rides a three-race win streak into the Distaff. Last season, Danger Pay finished second in the R.C. Anderson and fourth in the Distaff.

The maiden Miss Doubletrouble finished third in the R.C. Anderson two starts back, while Buck a Shot ended third in the Distaff last year and was well beaten in a first-level allowance at one mile in her last start.

* Monday's card also includes the $40,000 CTHS Sales Stakes, a six-furlong race for 2-year-olds eligible through the local chapter of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society. The 2006 CTHS Manitoba yearling sale starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Assiniboia Downs grandstand.