02/25/2011 4:36PM

All About Allie can adapt to any pace scenario in Rainbow Miss

Lynn Roberts
All About Allie is capable of winning on the front end or by coming from off the pace.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.– All About Allie’s tactical speed should serve her well on Sunday when she takes on five others in the $50,000 Rainbow Miss at Oaklawn Park. The six-furlong race is for 3-year-old fillies bred in Arkansas.

All About Allie has won stakes from both on and off the pace, and as a result should be able to adapt to whatever scenario might unfold in the small field of fillies on Sunday.

“She doesn’t have to have any kind of certain pace,” said David Whited, who trains All About Allie for Sanders Brothers. “She’ll make her own pace, hopefully.”

All About Allie won the $50,000 Lady Razorback for Arkansas-breds last September at Louisiana Downs, cruising wire to wire. She then defeated open company one start later, with a sweeping, off-the-pace move in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord at Remington Park. All About Allie will be returning to the statebred ranks for the Rainbow Miss after finishing fourth as one of the top choices in the $50,000 Dixie Belle at Oaklawn on Jan. 15.

“The track was probably a little deeper than her liking,” said Whited.

Whited noted All About Allie is a big, stout filly who would be best served with a tighter surface, which would quicken her recovery time from stride to stride. She will break from post 2 as she seeks her second Arkansas-bred stakes win. Cliff Berry has the mount.

“This race is what we’ve been pointing for since we broke her,” said Whited.

Explosive Disco appears to be the chief threat. She won her career debut by 9 1/2 lengths on Jan. 23, with a Beyer Figure of 69. It is the best last-race number in the Rainbow Miss. Jon Court was aboard in the maiden special weight score at Oaklawn and has the mount again for owners K.K. and Vilasini Jayaraman and trainer Benard Chatters.

Bulindamarie, another who won her last start at Oaklawn, goes for Monarch Thoroughbreds and trainer Cash Asmussen. She rallied to take a maiden special weight on Feb. 18, and last year was third to All About Allie in the Lady Razorback.

◗ Commander and Supreme Ruler, who are both nominated to the Triple Crown, will meet Sunday at Oaklawn in a first-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles. The race could produce starters for the Grade 2, $300,000 Rebel on March 19.