08/13/2002 11:00PM

Special Dolly looks ready to roll


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Special Dolly will be the one to beat in Friday's featured sixth race at Assiniboia Downs, a conditioned allowance for fillies and mares at seven furlongs.

Trained by Darla Singh, Special Dolly finished second by a nose at the same level two starts ago and won her last race when she was in for an $8,000 claiming price. She has drawn the rail here, and Rohan Singh will ride.

Special Dolly's main competition will come from J.R. Hatfield. Trained by Wendy Anderson, J.R. Hatfield finished second at this level in her last start and ran third against $14,000 claimers in her only other local outing.

J.R. Hatfield will break from post 7 with Jacques DesAutels in the irons.

The probable speed of the race is Queen Nova, who will break from the outside post in the field of eight. Trained by Darrell Hartley, Queen Nova finished third behind J.R. Hatfield in her last start but was disqualified to fifth for causing interference at the break. Robert Munoz will ride.

Crook's Rambler makes her first appearance locally for her owner and trainer, Danny Bird, who won the Debutante Stakes and Winnipeg Futurity with the only two horses he has started here this year.

Manuel Alicea will ride Crook's Rambler, who breaks from post 3.

Rounding out the field, in post order with riders, will be Cash Converter, Juan Crawford; Complete Edition, Navin Mangalee; Daily Flight, Melissa Wilson; and Bye Bye Hart, Ken Hendricks.

* Last Saturday, trainer Martin Drexler scored his first victory with 2-year-old Magic Strike. Sent off as the longest shot on the board, she returned $49.20.