04/09/2003 11:00PM

Wilson aboard right ones


CALGARY, Alberta - Business was anything but brisk at the entry box Wednesday morning, and racing secretary Barry McGrath could come up with only seven races for Saturday when a pair of races for fillies and mares failed to fill.

When 14 entered a maiden special weight sprint, McGrath split the race, and agent Herb Ollive had a smile on his face after getting his rider Dave Wilson on the favorite in both six-furlong races, which are races 2 and 3.

Wilson, embarking on his first campaign here, won four races on opening weekend and gets aboard a pair of stakes-placed 3-year-olds Saturday.

Judge Ruckus, second to Taiaslew - who is certain to be crowned last year's Alberta champion 2-year-old colt here next Saturday - in the Edmonton Juvenile and subsequently third in both the Winnipeg Futurity and Birdcatcher, stands out as a short-priced favorite in the second race. He was never worse than third in five starts at 2.

An Ontario-bred son of Judge

T C, Judge Ruckus has trained forwardly for trainer Dale Saunders, including a pair of five-furlong moves.

Wilson rides Bet the Breeze in the third, which appears to be the weaker of the two races. The field includes three first-time starters with decent work tabs, but the race appears at the mercy of Bet the Breeze off his juvenile form.

Trained by Joan Petrowski, Bet the Breeze showed steady improvement last summer. He recorded four consecutive in-the-money finishes, including a second to Jiffyjimmygee in the restricted Alberta Premier's Futurity on the Sept. 21 Alberta Breeders program.