08/10/2005 11:00PM

'Sally' overdue for a win


EDMONTON, Alberta - Speedy Gone Sally will attempt to break out of an attack of "seconditis" that has plagued her in three successive stakes when she faces five opponents in Saturday's $100,000 Alberta Centennial at Northlands Park.

The Alberta Centennial, formerly called the Sonoma, was renamed to honor the province's 100th anniversary celebrations and will revert back to its former name for its 2006 running.

Speedy Gone Sally, an Alberta-bred, has been runner-up to Kathern's Cat, Wild Bender, and Nessarose, all of whom she will meet again in Saturday's 1 1/16-mile feature. Trainer Robert Kingston will again give the riding assignment to Perry Winters, the only jockey Speedy Gone Sally has known in 10 lifetime starts.

The field also includes Vancouver invaders After the Knight and Secrets Galore.

After the Knight, trained by Lance Giesbrecht, is coming off a second-place finish in a restricted stakes at Hastings and will be seeking her first win of the year. Secrets Galore, who has drawn the rail, was off the board when making her Vancouver debut in the Liberation after arriving in Michael Turner's barn.

Secrets Galore began her career in the Eastern United States and launched her 2005 campaign with back-to-back wins at Philadelphia Park. She later finished second in the restricted Twist Afleet at Belmont.

Nessarose is coming off a victory in the Northlands Oaks.