06/09/2005 11:00PM

Queenledo sets sights on another


AUBURN, Wash. - Queenledo will concede from four to eight pounds to five rivals on Sunday, when she attempts to extend her domination of the 3-year-old filly division to a mile in the $40,000 Irish Day Handicap.

Queenledo, a daughter of Slewdledo trained by Tim McCanna, earned an impost of 122 pounds with authoritative wins in the six-furlong U. S. Bank Stakes in April and the 6 1/2-furlong Federal Way Handicap in May. She carried 121 pounds to a 5 3/4-length victory over No Fences in the Federal Way, and she was extending her lead through the final furlong.

Queenledo would be an overwhelming favorite on her own merits, and she will be an even stronger choice because she is coupled in the wagering with Gins Majesty, who may have the best chance to upset. Gins Majesty, who is also trained by McCanna, has won her last two outings, against maiden special weight and allowance company. She figures to improve in her first try around two turns, as she is by Kentucky Derby winner and stamina influence Go for Gin.

No Fences finished second to Queenledo after setting the pace in the Federal Way, and could spring an upset on Sunday. The Sharon Ross-trained No Fences is a daughter of Free at Last, whose progeny often improve around two turns, but her dam, Knights Kaffer, was a stakes-winning sprinter.