06/05/2002 11:00PM

Whose turn is it this time?


CALGARY, Alberta - When Don Gilkyson sends out Little Lolitta and Slewabilty in Saturday's Duchess of York at Stampede Park, the stablemates will be looking for their third straight one-two finish in stakes competition at this meeting.

Little Lolitta scored in the M.R. Jenkins Memorial and Slewability turned the tables in the Ken Pearson Memorial, providing Gilkyson with a pair of exactors from his formidable duo.

The $40,000 Duchess of York drew 10 fillies and mares stretching out to 1 1/16 miles.

Little Lolitta, champion 3-year-old filly in Alberta last year, will have regular rider Perry Winters up. She drew post 9, which may compromise her chances as she likes to be part of the pace.

Slewability outran Little Lolitta under confident handling from Alex Ferris in the one-mile Pearson Memorial and drew post 4 for this assignment.

Gilkyson's runners were well clear of their rivals in that race and face a new challenge from Vancouver invader Catahoula Rose, who was prominent in the sophomore filly division last year at Hastings Park and won a stakes race at this distance last August.

Catahoula Rose arrives with just a single prep race under her belt.

Confident, an improving filly riding a three-race winning streak, exits the claiming ranks for her first try in stakes company.

A bargain $6,000 claim by trainer Doug Clements last July, Confident was visually impressive in her latest when she romped to a seven-length win while covering a mile in 1:38:00. She is worth a look at a price.

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