06/04/2008 11:00PM

Prospective Kiss out to build on win


There won't be much margin for error when 10 older geldings meet in the $50,000 Brooks Fields at Canterbury Park on Saturday. The tight turns of the turf course and the 7 1/2 furlongs of the Brooks Fields have produced some memorable contests, including Loan Me a Fen's 33-1 upset in the 2006 renewal.

Jer-Mar Stables's Prospective Kiss has proven a productive claim for trainer Mac Robertson, who haltered the 7-year-old gelding at the Oaklawn meeting in March 2007. A winner of 3 of 4 starts over the Canterbury turf, Prospective Kiss finished second in last year's Brooks Fields, then returned later that meeting to capture the John Bullit Stakes. Following a near-miss second in the Shot of Gold Stakes in his local seasonal bow, Prospective Kiss tuned up for the Fields with a win over allowance company on the turf two weeks ago. Derek Bell will ride.

Heza Wild Guy has been just as productive for trainer Bernell Rhone, who claimed the 7-year-old gelding for the second time at the end of last season's meeting. Freshened over the winter, Heza Wild Guy gave up a narrow decision to Prospective Kiss in their first meeting this season and might be able to turn the tables in the Fields from his rail post. Jesse Garcia has the assignment.

Jockey Paul Nolan has won the Fields in 3 of its last 4 runnings and he catches a live mount in Switzerland for trainer Keith Bennett. Claimed for $62,500 last December at Santa Anita, Switzerland has not raced at Canterbury but worked sharply over the turf course earlier this week in preparation for this contest.

Wally's Choice, owned by Canterbury Park chairman Curtis Sampson and Joyce and Wally McNeil, showed promise when finishing just behind Prospective Kiss and Heza Wild Guy two weeks ago. That effort was the 7-year-old gelding's first start in nearly two years. Wally's Choice might need more distance to put forth his best effort, but would benefit should the early pace prove too taxing for the front-runners.