08/04/2005 12:00AM

Wind Dancer should roll again


SASKATOON, Saskatchewan - Wind Dancer looks to make it four straight wins to start the season and to put a stranglehold on divisional honors in Saturday's $6,500 City of Bridges Stakes at Marquis Downs. The City of Bridges, a one-mile race restricted to Saskatchewan-bred colts and geldings, drew a field of seven, three of whom are still maidens.

Wind Dancer raced just twice last year at 2, both times in stakes, and finished fourth on each occasion. In 2005, however, Wind Dancer has been unbeatable.

After running down a loose front-runner when closing five lengths to win his maiden, Wind Dancer destroyed the field in the Saskatoon Handicap, winning by 6 1/2 lengths. Wind Dancer then sat closer to the pace in the Sales Stake, for graduates of the 2003 Saskatchewan yearling sale, and opened up in the lane to win by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 1-2.

Wind Dancer drew the rail under leading rider Serge Rocheleau for the City of Bridges and should be an even shorter price.

Fargo Forbes, the province's top juvenile last year after capturing the Saskatchewan Futurity and Western Heritage, looms as the main threat despite being winless this season. After starting his campaign with mediocre results at Stampede Park, Fargo Forbes returned to familiar confines and ran a distant third in the Saskatoon 'Cap. Fargo Forbes then tried to steal it on the lead in the Sales Stake but faded to be second.

Lambrose was third in the Sales Stake when he flattened out down the lane and was beaten eight lengths. Prior to that, Lambrose was second in the Saskatoon Handicap, but was no threat to Wind Dancer and ran down tired horses.