04/11/2004 11:00PM

'Shudabin' should like six furlongs


CALGARY, Alberta - Trainer Floyd Arthur seeks to obtain immediate dividends from Shudabinajumper in Wednesday's featured seventh race at Stampede Park, which offers a $19,200 purse for older fillies and mares going six furlongs.

Arthur and rival trainer Dale Greenwood have engaged in a claiming war the past year, with Shudabinajumper, a 6-year-old mare, their center of attention.

Arthur claimed Shudabinajumper, a Washington-bred daughter of Flagman Ahead, for $28,000 on the opening day of this meet and runs her back for the same price against just five foes.

Following a poor start in her seasonal debut, Shudabinajumper finished strongly to be third in a half-mile sprint captured in quick time by the favored Tantoo. She should appreciate the added two furlongs here, and will be ridden by leading jockey Quincy Welch.

The race should set up nicely for Shudabinajumper, who prefers a stalking trip and has strong numbers at this course and distance.

Welch, who had 10 victories over the first two weekends of action, will be looking to track Nipper Nelly, the probable pacesetter and To Dream Again in the run down the backstretch.

Four-win day for Painter

Leanne Painter won four races here on the Easter Sunday program, including the opener with longshot Will J and the nightcap for Arthur with Weekend Pro.

Her other victories came with odds-on favorite Brighton Belle and the promising 3-year-old Controlled Meeting, an off-season purchase by Robertino Diodoro for owner Rick Wiest.