05/10/2005 11:00PM

'Regent' did best last out

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Eight older fillies and mares are set to run in Friday's featured seventh race at Assiniboia, a second-level allowance/optional $16,000 claimer at five furlongs.

Lt. Regent, Maui Money, and Initial Approach exit an allowance race run on opening day, where they faced the best local older fillies and mares.

Lt. Regent fared the best of the three, finishing third, 4 1/2 lengths behind winner, Siberian Falstaff.

Maui Money was fifth and only beat Initial Approach, who faded badly.

The five other entrants will be making their first starts of the year.

Vying Vixen has been no worse than second since being claimed by trainer Chad Torevell for $4,000 last July. In her final start of 2004, Vying Vixen, a 4-year-old daughter of Vying Victor, finished second at this level.

Carline makes her first start locally, and her first for trainer Clint Willson. Carline's lone win came in her first start of 2004 at Northlands Park.

Tamorons Blade and Pete's Surprise, the past two winners of the restricted Distaff Stakes, both debuted at this level last year. Tamorons Blade finished third, while Pete's Surprise was last in her worst outing of the season.

Strike an Image, winner of the restricted North Dakota Derby and North Dakota Stallion Stakes here last year, rounds out the field.

Big weekend for Delorme

Jockey Larren Delorme tallied six wins through last Saturday's and Sunday's cards and currently tops the local riders with six victories after four days of racing. Felipe Valdez is second with four wins. Rohan Singh, Jason Leacock, and Travis Hightower are tied for third with three victories.

Trainer Ardell Sayler scored two wins on Friday and Saturday and tops all trainers with four victories. Six trainers are tied for second with two wins apiece.