05/14/2002 11:00PM

TJ Quigley goes for win two of meet


CALGARY, Alberta - T J Quigley, in search of his second victory at the meet, heads a field of nine older runners in the featured eighth race at Stampede Park on Friday.

T.J. Quigley, the upset winner of the 1999 Stampede Park Sprint Championship, won April 19 at this $15,000 claiming level and returned two weeks later to run third over a muddy surface he did not handle.

An 8-year-old gelding, T.J. Quigley is the class of the field and will be a short-priced favorite in the six-furlong sprint, which carries a $13,300 purse. Trainer Rick Hedge gives the return call to Richard Hamel.

Friday's nine-race program begins four days of action over the Victoria Day weekend, featuring the Teeworth Plate on Sunday and the Ken Pearson Memorial Handicap on Monday.

Rancour, Alberta's champion older horse of 2001, heads the 10 nominees to the Teeworth, and Little Lolitta, who was the champion 3-year-old filly, is the highweight among eight nominees to the Pearson Memorial.

Fancy Prancer cruises

Fancy Prancer, soundly beaten when favored in her Alberta debut, rebounded to capture last Sunday's Mount Royal.

Fancy Prancer ($17) left the best 3-year-old fillies on this circuit in her wake after posting fractions of 22.20 and 45 seconds and completing six furlongs in 1:10.80. Brass to Diamonds rallied for the place but was no threat, while 1-2 favorite Sly Lady turned in an even effort to finish third.

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