07/19/2005 11:00PM

Three get another shot at Adversary


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Adversary will be looking to beat several of the same foes he defeated last time in Friday's first race, a $14,000 claimer for 3-year-olds and upward at six furlongs.

Adversary, a 6-year-old gelding trained by Lise Pruitt, had racing luck on his side last time as four of his six rivals had troubled trips while he received a clean trip from jockey Jerry Pruitt.

Facing Adversary again will be I'm a Gem, Friendly Departure, and Ultimate Ego.

I'm a Gem finished second, beaten by 2 1/4 lengths, after being steadied early on the turn. Friendly Departure checked when he started a rally heading into the stretch and ended up fifth, four lengths back of Adversary. Ultimate Ego checked late on the turn and dropped back through the stretch to finish seventh, beaten 16 lengths.

His Money, a winner at this level and distance in his first start of the year, makes his third start of the season.

The field rounds out with Revington, a four-time winner last year who makes a late start to his 2005 campaign.

* Cat Rush ($24.30) made her first start a winning one in last Sunday's Debutante Stakes. Hey Hey Renee was second with Say Maybe Baby third. Trained by Wendy Kruger and ridden by Anderson Ward, Cat Rush completed the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:08.60.

* Cindy Embers ($10.90), under Felipe Valdez, scored her initial win in last Saturday's restricted R.C. Anderson Stakes. Odds-on favorite Danger Pay finished second with Black Teddie third.

Claimed for $9,375 in her first start this year by the Pain in the Aces Stable and trainer Blair Miller, Cindy Embers increased her earning to $31,845 with $24,000 winner's share. A 3-year-old daughter of Incinderator out of the Fappiano mare Replenish, Cindy Embers completed the mile in 1:42.20.

* Last Friday, Ola Docura ($13.20) proved her win the Canada Day Stakes earlier this month was no fluke as she won an allowance prep for the July 31 Winnipeg Sun Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths over Ericka's Lass. Remiewaterbluz was third. Trained by Martin Drexler and ridden by Larren Delorme, Ola Docura completed the mile in 1:41.