06/06/2002 11:00PM

Teeworth revisited in Herald


CALGARY, Alberta - Sunday's rematch of Teeworth Plate winner Sixthirtyjoe and runner-up Rancour could be billed as David versus Goliath.

Sixthirtyjoe is a slender 4-year-old gelding, while Rancour is a strapping 5-year-old who casts a much larger shadow. Their battleground is the $50,000 Herald Gold Plate, at 1 1/16 miles.

The two protagonists are part of virtually the same cast from the May 19 Teeworth, in which Sixthirtyjoe starred.

Tyko Tycoon is expected to be the early leader, a role he tackled vigorously last time, posting sizzling fractions.

Sixthirtyjoe had a dream trip from just off the pace in the one-mile Teeworth, and rider Real Simard will attempt to repeat that performance from the outside post in the field of seven older runners.

Rancour, champion of his division last year, came from far back and missed by a half-length, going best of all in deep stretch. This added distance will play to his strength.

They Call Me Cody was cited for interference in the first turn of the Teeworth and disqualified from third to seventh. He encountered additional trouble on the turn for home when rider Rickey Walcott tried to go inside a tiring Tyko Tycoon and was forced to check. Despite the troubled trip, They Call Me Cody was beaten just a length.

Scotman, Horse of the Year on this circuit two years ago, turned in an even effort making his seasonal bow in the Teeworth. Kid Copper, the horse bothered the most while in tight quarters in the first turn in the eventful Teeworth, and longshot Just Free round out the field.