06/20/2007 11:00PM

Shippers top Northbound Pride


SHAKOPEE, Minn. - Ten evenly matched 3-year old fillies make for a wide-open contest in the $45,000 Northbound Pride Stakes at Canterbury Park on Saturday.

The one-mile turf test features a couple of Arlington shippers that figure to draw parimutuel support. Lemonlime finished third behind juvenile filly champion Dreaming of Anna in the Double Delta Stakes on the Arlington turf in her last start. She won her maiden over grass in her first start at that meeting.

A daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, Lemonlime is trained by Anthony Granitz and will be ridden by Nik Goodwin. Lemonlime will break from the rail post.

Drawn just outside Lemonlime is Quiet Kingdom, who ships to Canterbury Park after finishing fifth in the Double Delta. A winner of 2 of 3 starts over grass, Quiet Kingdom is trained by Eugene Brajczewski.

Silk Degrees journeys to Shakopee from Churchill Downs, where she bested claiming rivals in her first start over the turf last month.

One of three Prairie Meadows shippers in the Northbound Pride, recent allowance winner Passthemoneyhoney will be making her first start on turf. Dean Butler has the call for trainer Kenny Smith.

Trainer Judy Hicklin also makes the 245-mile trip from Altoona, Iowa, to saddle More Than Anything in the Northbound Pride. Juan Rivera has the call. Alba Dabas Secret is the third Prairie shipper in the contest. Trained by Don Roberson, Alba Dabas Secret won the Green Oaks and Hallowed Dreams Stakes in Louisiana before shipping north this summer. In her most recent outing, Alba Dabas Secret finished fourth in the Panthers Stakes after setting the pace. Tho Nguyen will ride.

Polynesian Kitty won over the Canterbury turf in her most recent start. Paul Nolan rides Polynesian Kitty for trainer Jamie Ness.

Angel Smoke won in her lone try over the Canterbury grass course three weeks ago. Derek Bell substitutes on Angel Smoke for jockey Seth Martinez, who is riding at Arlington.