06/07/2006 12:00AM

'Wild' closing in on win


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - After finishing a close second in two starts at this level, Wild to Go looks to score his first win locally in Friday's feature at Assiniboia Downs, a first-level allowance for 3-year-olds and upward at six furlongs.

Kirkaldy, who carries a three-race win streak dating back to Aug. 8, should provide the toughest competition for Wild to Go. Kirkaldy defeated $8,000 claimers in his first start of the year on May 28.

Lundzman, who finished fourth behind Wild to Go in a race at Woodbine in October, and Reverend Du make their first starts locally. Snappy Tim, who goes for his second win in as many starts locally, and Jac's Choice, who finished third behind Wild to Go in his last start, should battle for the lead.

Log On and Your Excellence, fifth and sixth behind Wild to Go in their last start, are also entered.

* Last Saturday, Quick Witted became a stakes winner when he took the Golden Boy over Pass the Bar and Dakota Long Legs. Quick Witted, a 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor, was recording his second win in as many starts locally. Trained by Emile Corbel and ridden by Travis Hightower, Quick Witted completed the six furlongs in 1:12.60.

* Remiewaterbluz, making her first start for trainer Carl Anderson, won Sunday's La Verendrye Stakes over Ericka's Lass and Smooth Rocket. It was the first win since October of 2004 for Remiewaterbluz, a 7-year-old daughter of Lucky So n' So. Ridden by Rohan Singh, Remiewaterbluz was registering her second La Verendrye win and her fourth stakes victory overall. Remiewaterbluz completed the six furlongs in 1:12.40.

* Singh, Lenny Frazzitta Jr., Renaldo Cumberbatch, and apprentice Kirk Johnson, each tallied four wins here last weekend. Singh and Frazzitta Jr. are tied with Alan Cutherbertson atop the local rider standings with 13 wins each.

Anderson saddled four winners last weekend and leads the local trainer standings with 16 wins. Michael Pierce and Clay Brinson were two of five trainers to record a pair of victories last weekend and are second and third in the standings.