06/28/2010 11:00PM

Preservata does nothing except win


Preservata just keeps on keeping on.

A winner of her last seven starts dating back to Oct. 18, 2008 at Hastings, Preservata will be looking to run her Assiniboia Downs record to 10 for 10 in Thursday's $30,000 Canada Day Stakes.

The one-mile Canada Day goes as the seventh of eight races on a holiday program that begins at 1:15 p.m. Pacific and attracted a field of seven fillies and mares.

Preservata, a Florida-bred 5-year-old who is owned and trained by Clint Willson, won last year's Canada Day.

Tyrone Nelson, who has ridden Preservata to her last five victories, including scores this year in the allowance prep for the La Verendrye and the stakes itself, retains the mount. Preservata, the co-highweight at 123 pounds, will begin from post 6.

Golden Stripe came within a neck of upsetting Preservata in the six-furlong La Verendrye. She also carries 123 pounds on Thursday.

Bred in Manitoba by her owner, Phil Kives, Golden Stripe wintered at Prairie Meadows with trainer Don Schnell and was making her first start for trainer Shelley Brown in the La Verendrye.

Colorino, back in Manitoba following a successful campaign in Ontario last year, ended a rallying fourth in the La Verendrye and will appreciate the extra distance of the Canada Day. Vicky Baze retains the mount on Colorino for trainer Carl Anderson.

Morsel, who is based at Canterbury Park, will be making her first start of the year and runs for the ever-dangerous tandem of trainer Charlie Smith and jockey Rohan Singh.

Last year, Morsel's local appearances included a win in the one-mile Jack Hardy and a second-place finish behind Alberta shipper Tanika in the 1 1/8- mile Matron Breeders' Cup.

Brittania Road, Maggie's Drawers, and Colony Queen complete the field.

Brittania Road was a close fourth in last year's Canada Day but has yet to put her best foot forward in two starts this year.

Maggie's Drawers is coming off a win at 7 1/2 furlongs in a second-level optional claimer. Colony Queen was claimed for $15,000 out of a second-place finish going six furlongs last time out.