09/07/2006 11:00PM

'Teagues' odds-on in Sales

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Teagues Fight is a solid local performer who holds the distinction of being the most talented member of the consignment of colts and geldings that went through the local 2004 Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society yearling sale.

As such, Teagues Fight's owners know that his best chance to take home a big check this year will come Sunday in the $50,000 Sales Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Northlands Park.

Trained by Doug MacDonald, Teagues Fight was the winner of the Sales Stakes for 2-year-old males in 2005. He met seven competitors in that race and was let go at just under 5-2.

As a 3-year-old, Teagues Fight is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in Sunday's mile race against four rivals.

Sired by Devonwood at Horizon Farm in Alberta, Teagues Fight has been effective grinding out shares of stakes purses throughout the season.

Teagues Fight finished second in the President's and third in the Alberta Derby, and after a closing fourth-place finish in the Count Lathum, owners Rocky Mountain Turf Club and Don Gibb nominated him for the Canadian Derby before deciding to seek other options.

With regular rider Ron Blinston on the shelf, Teagues Fight will have a new partner Sunday in Stephen Heiler.

Meanwhile, Ricky Walcott resumes riding duties aboard Wye Red, who should be considered a major threat.