06/12/2007 11:00PM

Rail post gives edge to Tejano Trouble


CALGARY, Alberta - Blowin in the Wind and Tejano Trouble, second and fourth, respectively, to Beau Brass in a similar event here on June 2, will meet again in Friday's feature at Stampede Park.

The one-mile, $40,000 optional claiming race will go with a field of five.

It looked like Blowin in the Wind's move on the final turn last time would carry him to victory, but Beau Brass, a multiple stakes winner, was just too classy and rolled by in midstretch for a one-length victory in a rapid 1:37.20.

Blowin in the Wind drew post 4 here with Desmond Bryan back up, and figures to get another stalking trip.

Tejano Trouble was favored last time but appeared to be too sharp, making an early bid while three wide and having nothing left for the stretch run.

Trainer Lianne Knechtel takes the blinkers off Tejano Trouble in an attempt to solve that problem.

Quincy Welch retains the call and will break Tejano Trouble from the rail, which always is an advantage with the short run to the first turn on this five-furlong oval. Welch can use the draw to gain a striking position in this field lacking in early foot, and hope his mount relaxes for him this time around.

The task of setting the early pace may fall to Colombiano, a 4-year-old who made the lead in route races at Churchill Downs last summer and was a winner sprinting here before being overmatched in last month's Teeworth Plate.