07/27/2004 11:00PM

Tracy gives Edmonton three shots


EDMONTON, Alberta - Trainer Greg Tracy, who won the race with Taiaslew in 2002, will have three chances in a bid to win his second $40,000 Edmonton Juvenile for male 2-year-olds at Northlands Park on Friday evening.

This six-furlong sprint is the first stakes action for juveniles in Alberta this year.

The entry of Dakota Duke and Golden Hunt, both owned by Stanley Ryan, and the uncoupled Alarmingly Charmin, owned by Peggy Steffes, are the three Tracy hopefuls.

Also coupled in the field of eight with six betting interests will be a pair from Red Smith's stable, Blinkanhesgone and Northtown Will.

Leanne Painter will return to action in the saddle, after a week's absence because of a wrist injury, by taking the mount on Dakota Duke, who finished third in his only outing.

Real Simard and Mike Iammarino will pilot Golden Hunt and Alarmingly Charmin, respectively. Both were winners in their only appearances.

Everyday Magic, with Shannon Beauregard up; Poor Iggy, drawing the rail with Rickey Walcott aboard; and Rocky Creek also have reached the winner's circle.

Northtown Will has had a second and a fourth in his only outings and will have Quincy Welch aboard.

Peter Wong has the mount on Blinkanhesgone. Wong replaces Richard Hamel, who has chosen to ride Rocky Creek.

Both Northtown Will and Blinkanhesgone are owned by Jim Barker, Joe Fenrich, Ben Kolbuc, Red Diamond Stable, and Starquest Holdings.

All entrants in the Edmonton Juvenile will carry 118 pounds.