10/09/2003 11:00PM

A rerun by Fred likely

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EDMONTON, Alberta - An optional claimer for older horses at 1 1/16 miles is Sunday's feature at Northlands.

Seven-year-old Code Name Fred, Alberta's champion older horse in 2000, is coming off a victory in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint at 11-1. Quincy Welch has the return mount from post 6.

Code Name Fred beat a similar group three races ago at a mile.

Bubblegum Kid, who won the Speed to Spare a year ago, is looking for his first score of the year. In his last four races he has a second, two thirds, and a fourth.

The Dale Greenwood-trained Top of the Hour has won two of his last three races, all against $28,000 claimers at 6 1/2 furlongs, and also won a $22,000 claimer at the beginning of June.

Ledbury scored twice in the spring at Calgary and added another victory here in late July. Ledbury failed to hit the board in two subsequent outings, including the 1 5/16-mile Westerner, where he was eighth.

Topwynson, the likely pacesetter, defeated $28,000 claimers at a mile in his last start for his second win of the year.

Completing the field are Superfines Prado, and Rim Dancer, each of whom has a win this year.

Sunday's eight-race card also offers a 6 1/2-furlong sprint for $28,000 claimers. Roll on Albion will seek his fourth victory in his last five starts.

Richard Hamel will take the mount on Roll on Albion for the first time.

Also starting are: 2001 Alberta champion 2-year-old Dance Me Free, Basilisk, Sweet Drummer, Boldanzar, and Vying Road.