07/09/2009 11:00PM

Sheyenne Girl looks like a good one

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Sheyenne Girl looks like the one to beat in the $50,000 Princess Margaret Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Northlands Park on Sunday. The six-furlong feature drew six horses and goes as the seventh race.

Trained by Greg Tracy, Sheyenne Girl was an easy winner when she debuted in a 3 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race on June 19. She is a full sister to Codio, a stakes-placed horse also trained by Tracy. She was purchased by Stan Ryan for $30,000 out of the Keeneland November sale in 2007. Ryan also owns Codio.

"It's hard to compare the two," said Tracy. "She is a very nice filly, though. She easily outworked a couple of my older horses and she does everything right in the mornings. She can rate and she couldn't be doing any better."

Leading rider Rickey Walcott retains the mount.

Trainer Red Smith, who is in the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, has entered Maria Fortunata and Topasannah, who will run uncoupled. Maria Fortunata finished fifth in a 3 1/2-furlong maiden race won by Tiny Giant on July 3. Topsannah scored a front-running win when she debuted in a similar race on June 20. Quincy Welch has been named to ride both horses.

Jaceyjay looks like the better of the two-horse Barry Brown-trained entry. Jaceyjay scored a 4 3/4-length win when she debuted in a $12,000 maiden race on June 20. Her entrymate Nastia finshed sixth when she debuted in a maiden special weight race on June 10 and improved to finish second in a $20,000 maiden race on June 24.

Buttons and Smiles, trained by Rod Cone, finished fifth as the favorite in the race won by Sheyenne Girl.