06/28/2006 11:00PM

Wild Bender and Braetta rematched


EDMONTON, Alberta - Wild Bender and Braetta continue their rivalry in Saturday's $50,000 Wild Rose, the 6 1/2-furlong feature here at Northlands Park. A full field of 10 has been entered for the Wild Rose, a handicap for fillies and mares.

Wild Bender, Alberta's champion 3-year-old filly last year, won the one-mile Ken Pearson Memorial at Stampede Park by a head over Braetta in May. Braetta, a 7-year-old trained by Don Gilkyson, came back to win the 1 1/16-mile Duchess of York at Stampede earlier this month, scoring by two lengths with Wild Bender second.

Wild Bender will have her regular jockey Rickey Walcott aboard, while Desmond Bryan will again ride Braetta.

Neither Wild Bender nor Braetta fared well in the draw, with posts 9 and 8, respectively.

Stole One, who dead-heated with Braetta for second in the Ken Pearson, has the rail with Quincy Welch aboard. She is one of two uncoupled entrants from trainer Stu Simon's barn, along with R Lucinda, piloted by Ron Blinston.

Stole One, a Kentucky-bred 5-year-old owned by Ole Nielsen and Lola McCarthy, is the defending champion of the Wild Rose.

To Dream Again, winner of the six-furlong Sales Stakes at Calgary this spring, won the six-furlong M. R. Jenkins Memorial and then finished fourth in both the Pearson Memorial and the Duchess of York.