06/08/2006 11:00PM

Shippers add new dimension to Chantilly


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Invaders figure to make Sunday's edition of the $40,000 Chantilly one of the toughest in recent years at Assiniboa Downs.

Eight 3-year-old fillies will contest the six-furlong feature, with U R Flashy and Diamondsintheway both making their first starts locally.

For U R Flashy, a daughter of Bold n' Flashy who has raced six times, it will be her first start away from Woodbine. As a 2-year-old, U R Flashy defeated Ontario-sired maidens in her second career start, then followed that race by winning the restricted Nandi Stakes at the Chantilly distance.

Owned by Harlequin Ranches, U R Flashy tailed off in the later part of the 2005 season, managing only a third-place finish in the restricted Victorian Queen from her final three starts.

U R Flashy made her lone start this season in an allowance race on April 9, finishing last of six behind Gumboots and Summer Girlfriend, who both won stakes races in their next starts at Woodbine.

A three-time winner, Diamondsintheway was purchased privately after her most recent start, on May 25.

Diamondsintheway won that race over $15,000 claimers at Churchill Downs, and cuts back from one mile for the Chantilly.

Little Fawn may represent the best hope for the local contingent. One of two sent out by trainer Carl Anderson, Little Fawn will be making her eighth start of 2006. A daughter of Devil's Bag, Little Fawn defeated first-level allowance company here on May 21.

Anderson will also saddle Mystic Honour, who finished fourth, 1 1/2 lengths back of Little Fawn, in that May 21 race after dueling with Lyric Lake in her only start this year.

Trainer Ardell Sayler also has two in the Chantilly, Hey Hey Renee and Lyric Lake.

Hey Hey Renee won the Winnipeg Futurity and finished second in the Debutante Stakes here last year.

In her only start this year, Hey Hey Renee was an easy winner in a minor stakes at Fort Pierre in South Dakota.

Lyric Lake finished second, six lengths behind Little Fawn, in the May 21 race, her only 2006 start. She will run on Lasix for the first time in the Chantilly.

Tactical Candy defeated maiden special weight company here on May 20 in her only start.

Clairebell, who registered a win and two seconds in three starts last year, makes her first start of 2006.

* Carl Anderson trains five of the 14 horses nominated to the $40,000 Free Press, headed by the 2005 Manitoba horse of the year, Albarino. The Free Press, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and upward, will be run June 18.