04/26/2009 11:00PM

'Aced' tries winners for first time


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Aced the Moves, an impressive maiden winner just 11 days ago, will jump up to Ontario-sired allowance company on the first Wednesday evening card of the Woodbine meet. Post time for the first of eight races is 6:45 p.m.

Aced the Moves, a son of the Mr. Prospector stallion Dance to Destiny, was campaigned sporadically at 2. Following a three-month layoff, he wound up third against $40,000 maidens on Dec. 3, in his first start for owner/trainer Cathy McEwin.

When he came off a winter break April 5, Aced the Moves finished a close third for $16,000. Thirteen days later, he rallied from just off the pace to trounce $12,500 opposition by 6 1/2 lengths. For running 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.77, he was awarded a Beyer Speed Figure of 72.

At first glance, many handicappers will dismiss Aced the Moves from consideration because of the class hike. However, it's not unusual to see low-level claimers win at the first Ontario-sired allowance level, and Aced the Moves possesses the highest last-out Beyer in this field of 3-year-olds. The fact that he's making his third start in 24 days will scare some bettors away, but that might ensure a square price.

Emma Wilson replaces the injured David Clark on Aced the Moves, who should have a good stalking trip in the 5 1/2-furlong event.

U Got Dat Rite could be favored off his first-out maiden victory over Ontario-sired stock April 12. He prevailed by a head after running prominently and was awarded a 70 Beyer for covering five furlongs in 58.02.

Ray Sabourin retains the mount on U Got Dat Rite for trainer Tony Mattine, who has won with three of his seven starters here this year.

Slated Promise and Lions Rule both won at first asking at 2, and both are making their first starts of the year.

Slated Promise defeated the promising next-out winner Hawkey Star in his opener but was beaten a pole in his only other outing in the Bull Page Stakes.

Lions Rule graduated with ease in June, before going to sidelines. He finished second as the favorite in an open allowance, in his only other 2-year-old appearance in September.

Junior Attorney was a distant third in a shorter Ontario-sired allowance on the second day of the meet.

Long Pants wasn't far behind Junior Attorney in fifth on April 5, after breaking a bit slowly and running wide.