08/24/2004 11:00PM

Which one of trio can win two in row?


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Something will have to give in Friday's first race at Assiniboia Downs, an optional $16,000 claimer for fillies and mares at six furlongs, as three of the five horse entered won their last start.

Stakes winner Sands Fury has been at this level for all five of her starts here this year, winning twice, including her most recent on Aug. 7.

Trained by Ardell Sayler, Sands Fury will break from post 3 with Jason Leacock.

Lt. Regent began her career this spring by winning two first-level allowance races. She then finished sixth at this level in her first start around two turns before cutting back to six furlongs and defeating $12,500 nonwinners-of-three claimers in her most recent start on July 18.

Vince Guerra, who has been aboard Lt. Regent for all her starts, gets the call again as they begin from post 4.

Siberian Falstaff began this year with two victories over claimers before finishing third in the La Verendrye Stakes. Most recently, she won a first-level allowance at six furlongs on Aug. 8.

A daughter of Siberian Summer, Siberian Falstaff has won 5 of 8 lifetime starts and has never missed the board. Jerry Pruitt will ride once again as they start from post 5.

Mia's Momento will run on Lasix for the first time. She breaks from the rail with Travis Hightower.

The field is completed by Stately Manor, who was third at this level in her latest behind Sands Fury. She starts from post 2 with Tony Matteucci.

Stakes roundup

Last Saturday Gus Again ($6.80) won the restricted Agassiz Stakes for the second time. Minus Three was second, with His Money third.

Fancy Bru, the 2-5 favorite, finished fifth and last.

Owned by Russ Edwards and trained by Wayne Elias, Gus Again improved his lifetime record to 12 of 31 for earnings of $154,134.

Gus Again completed the mile in 1:39.20 under jockey Vince Guerra.

Last Sunday, Doddles ($7.90) won the restricted North Dakota Stallion Stakes. Your Excellence, the 3-5 favorite, was second with My Pink Panther third.

Trained by Ardell Sayler, Doddles was recording his first victory and improved his lifetime earnings to $19,560.

Under Travis Hightower, Doddles completed the six furlongs in 1:14.40.