09/03/2004 11:00PM

Poor Iggy eyes second stakes win


EDMONTON, Alberta - Stakes winner Poor Iggy tops a field of 10 2-year-old colts and geldings in the $50,000 Birdcatcher Stakes, Monday's 6 1/2-furlong holiday feature at Northlands Park.

A Pennsylvania-bred trained by Joan Petrowski, Poor Iggy comes off a win in the Edmonton Juvenile, his second straight victory. Earlier, he finished second in a maiden special weight affair.

Poor Iggy has drawn the outside post and Rickey Walcott retains the mount.

Trainer Greg Tracy and owner Stan Ryan will be represented by a three-horse entry with Golden Hunt drawing the rail, Lonesome Leo in post 5, and Dakota Duke getting post 8.

Golden Hunt, who will be ridden by Real Simard, was runner-up in the Edmonton Juvenile after winning his debut.

Lonesome Leo, Craig Faine up, is coming off a victory by more than seven lengths.

Dakota Duke, ridden by Leanne Painter, has been third in both of his outings, including the Juvenile.

Tracy captured this race two years ago with Taiaslew.

Vancouver invader One Special Hoss won by 7 1/2 lengths in his only start. Trainer Edward Thompson has brought Cayetano Chaparro to ride him for the second time.

Winners in their only outings are Forever Rascal (Quincy Welch), Glens Friend (Perry Winters), Nasty Canasta (Shannon Beauregard), and Privateer (Mike Iammarino).