08/29/2007 11:00PM

Polynesian Kitty best of division


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Canterbury Park-based Polynesian Kitty will likely secure top 3-year-old filly honors here at Assiniboia Downs with a win in Saturday's $30,000 Jack Hardy Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

Trained by Jamie Ness, Polynesian Kitty has won 7 of 14 starts for earnings of $134,370. A daughter of High Yield, Polynesian Kitty won the Assiniboia Oaks and the allowance prep for the Oaks in her only two local tarts. Most recently, Polynesian Kitty was an easy winner in an open handicap at Fargo on Aug. 26.

Out for Glory and Spillway likely have the best chances to upset.

Out for Glory rallied mildly from well off the pace to finish fifth, 9 1/2 lengths back of Polynesian Kitty, in the Assiniboia Oaks. Trained by Emile Corbel, Out for Glory was second in the Chantilly Stakes earlier this year. Rohan Singh, who was up for both her wins this year, takes the call.

Spillway set the pace in the Oaks before faltering to finish sixth, 11 1/4 lengths back. She has three wins, all at six furlongs.

Trips also ran in the Oaks, finishing eighth. Trips was claimed for $10,000 by trainer Jared Brown in her last start.

Sure Why Not defeated first-level allowance company in her latest. Chris Husbands will ride for the first time as Alan Cuthbertson, who rode her last time, has opted for Spillway.

Royal Assent has won her last two over conditioned claimers. Ken Hendricks replaces Chris Husbands in the tack.

Ardell Sayler sends out Seeyaatdawire and Talkin Money Honey. Seeyaatdawire was a close second to Sure Why Not two starts ago. Talking Money Honey defeated first-level allowance company earlier this year.