06/09/2004 11:00PM

Revenge time for Ericka's Lass


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Ericka's Lass faces the only horse to defeat her as she goes for a third consecutive stakes victory in the $40,000 Chantilly for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs Sunday at Assiniboia Downs.

Trained by Emile Corbel, Ericka's Lass began her career last June with a second-place finish behind Miz Mitzie in a maiden special weight race.

A daughter of Limit Out, Ericka's Lass won her maiden against similar company two weeks later before winning the Debutante Stakes to cap off her 2-year-old campaign.

Ericka's Lass began this year with a victory in the Mount Royal Handicap at Stampede Park on May 16. Shy Lil, the third-place finisher, won the Lilac Handicap in her next start there.

Ericka's Lass breaks from post 4 with regular rider Mike Iammarino on board.

Miz Mitzie's win over Ericka's Lass was her lone start last year. Owned and trained by Bill Smith, Miz Mitzie has faced older fillies and mares in both her starts this year.

Miz Mitzie won a first-level allowance race on May 7, then was second behind stakes winner Sands Fury on May 29. Travis Hightower retains the mount on Miz Mitzie, who breaks from post 7.

Victory Thrill and Mia's Momento enter the Chantilly with several similarities.

Each was favored when earning an impressive Beyer Speed Figure in winning her maiden in her only start. Each were ridden by Hightower, and both will be going an extra furlong in the Chantilly.

Victory Thrill breaks from post 3 under Vince Guerra, while Mia's Momento starts from post 6 with Jerry Pruitt up.

Strike an Image, winner of the restricted North Dakota Futurity here last year, begins from post 2 under Jason Leacock.

Twice Removed and Warmnfuzzyfeelin will both add Lasix for the Chantilly.

Twice Removed has drawn the rail with Paul Leacock in the irons, while Warmnfuzzyfeelin starts from the outside post 8 with Beth Butler.

Excellent Play, a winner over maiden claimers in her only start of 2004, rounds out the field. She breaks from post 5 under Tim Matteucci.

Four of Agosti's recent wins were for his main client, Mike Barkowski.