06/09/2010 11:00PM

Preservata can push streak to seven


Undefeated since October 2008, Preservata will try to extend her six-race winning streak in Saturday's $30,000 La Verendrye at Assiniboia Downs.

The La Verendrye, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares, attracted a field of seven and will go as the seventh of eight races on the program.

Preservata, a 4-year-old who is owned and trained by Clint Willson, captured the La Verendrye at 11-1 last year. With regular rider Tyrone Nelson in the irons, Preservata went on to take the one-mile Canada Day and

1 1/16-mile Winnipeg Sun to complete an undefeated four-start championship campaign.

Preservata returned to action May 22 and won the 5 1/2-furlong allowance prep for the La Verendrye by six lengths. She will begin from post 2 as the 121-pound co-highweight.

Also carrying 121 pounds will be Miss Missile, a Canterbury Park invader who is 6 for 7 at Assiniboia Downs and is coming off a second-place money-allowance finish in Minnesota.

Owned and trained by Charles Smith, Miss Missile won four consecutive stakes in Winnipeg as a 3-year-old and was a champion in her division.

Miss Missile ran her local streak to six in last year's La Verendrye prep but finished third in the stakes itself, beaten a length by Preservata.

Rohan Singh, who has ridden Miss Missile in all of her Assiniboia starts, gets the call for the La Verendrye.

Tricky Temper, winner of the six-furlong Mount Royal at Northlands Park last spring, ships in from Edmonton to make her first start over this oval.

Trained by Kelly Grieves, Tricky Temper finished third in her season debut in a 3 1/2-furlong sprint at Northlands on May 21. Rocco Bowen picks up the mount.

Rounding out the field will be Play Nine, Golden Stripe, Colorino, and The Cat's Affair.

Play Nine, claimed for $25,000 two starts back at Golden Gate, is coming off a third-place finish under second-level allowance terms at Turf Paradise on April 6.

Rider Gary Baze gets the call from Robertino Diodoro, who is the leading trainer at Northlands Park.