06/11/2002 11:00PM

Texas Heat the choice, but look out for Cayenne


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Texas Heat is the one to beat in Friday's featured sixth race, an optional claimer for fillies and mares at six furlongs.

Texas Heat finished second at this level in her local debut despite getting into trouble while racing along the rail. Trained by Clayton Gray, she should be near the front early after breaking from post 3 under Manuel Alicea.

Cayenne Pepper and Dawn Edition also should battle for the early lead.

Trained by Ian McDonald, Cayenne Pepper has won both her starts this year wire to wire. She will break from post 4 with Jacques DesAutels aboard.

Dawn Edition finished third in the Victoria Day Stakes in her only start of the year. Trained by Wendy Anderson, Dawn Edition will be ridden by Anderson Ward and starts from the outside.

Farrmost, third behind Cathy's Star and Texas Heat in her last start, could pull off an upset if a serious speed duel materializes. Trained by Bonnie Eshelman, Farrmost has drawn the rail with Melissa Wilson in the irons.

Danceprincessdance, fourth when making her seasonal bow in the Victoria Day, and Prism's Sweetie round out the field.

Regal Legacy's auspicious start

Regal Legacy, a 3-year-old son of Regal Remark, won last Sunday's Golden Boy and now is 2 for 2 lifetime with earning of $25,066. Trained by Tom Dodds, Regal Legacy finished the six furlongs in 1:12.40 over a sloppy track.

Jakes Wildindian finished second, followed by Ness Gadoll and Palapeine.

Regal Woodford was scratched.

Ridden by Jerry Pruitt, Regal Legacy return $6.60 to win. The exactor paid $28.20.

Singh at top of standings

Rohan Singh won three races last Friday and five in total for the weekend to move into the top spot in the local standings with 25 wins.

Ardell Sayler led all trainers here last weekend with three wins and is atop the standings with 11 victories.

Jockeys Juan Crawford and Danny Vergara, along with apprentice Jason Leacock, all will be sitting out two-day suspensions this Friday and Saturday.

Tim Moccasin also received a two-day riding suspension and has returned to Marquis Downs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.