06/08/2007 12:00AM

Repeat win a tough task for Test Boy


CALGARY, Alberta - Test Boy and Teagues Fight renew their rivalry Sunday in Stampede Park's 1 1/16-mile Herald Gold Plate, a $50,000 feature with an additional $37,000 in Alberta-bred bonus money available.

Test Boy equaled the one-mile course record of 1:35.80 with a thrilling last-to-first move in a 10-horse field in the Teeworth Plate here May 19. Test Boy's cause was aided by rapid early fractions, and Rickey Walcott did the rest by timing his move perfectly.

In the short field of six on Sunday, it is unlikely Test Boy will enjoy a similar pace scenario. But the additional distance is to his advantage, as he galloped out well in front of his field last time. Test Boy picks up five pounds to share high weight of 121 pounds with Teagues Fight and Sprint Championship winner Plagiarist.

Teagues Fight toted 121 pounds in the Teeworth and ran a much bigger race than first glance would indicate. He stumbled at the break and rider Stephan Heiler was forced to use some horse early to avoid getting shuffled back in the short run to the first turn. Teague Fights was out and rolling in the run down the backstretch, and when the pacesetter Laketon threw in the towel Heiler was alone on the lead with a full quarter of a mile remaining. Teagues Fight didn't quit running in the lane but was no match for Test Boy in the final sixteenth.

Fly Esteem, forwardly placed throughout the Teeworth, held on to be third and will be on or near the lead on Sunday.

Plagiarist looks to rebound from a dull effort in the Teeworth.

Trainer Don Gilkyson saddles longshots Pickinontheolbanjo and Candid Remark.