06/02/2009 11:00PM

Another new venue for We Will Rock You


We Will Rock You, who was bred in Ireland, raced in France, and competed over five racetracks in six United States starts, has seen more of the world than most horses. In fact, most people.

Next stop: Oceanport, N.J.

We Will Rock You will attempt to make herself at home over the Monmouth Park turf course in Friday's featured seventh race, a second-level allowance for fillies and mares going five furlongs on turf.

A daughter of Rock of Gilbraltar, We Will Rock You won her maiden going a mile in her career debut back in 2007, but she has strictly sprinted for trainer Christophe Clement since arriving in the U. S. in October 2007. Four of her six U.S. starts came on the turf, including a five-furlong win at Delaware Park almost exactly a year ago. In her last start, We Will Rock You was a solid third at Tampa, pressing the early pace before tiring.

We Will Rock You, who will be making her 12th start, has also run at Keeneland, Gulfstream, and Santa Anita. Joe Bravo will be aboard her for the first time on Friday, the ninth jockey to ride her in her short career.

Myakka, trained by Linda Rice, was just a head behind We Will Rock You when they met at Tampa last time out. She rallied some in the lane. She seems to be at her best when she's on or near the lead, and figures to be close-up early on Friday under Chuck Lopez.

Lady Alexander is the only 3-year-old in the nine-horse field, and she's making her turf debut. She's coming off a front-running score in her first start of 2009. She might be the dominant speed if she handles the surface switch. Eddie Castro, leading rider at the meet, will be aboard Lady Alexander for the first time.

How Bout Tonight has the best turf Beyers in the field, though she hasn't been out since November. She doesn't have much speed, but given a quick pace How Bout Tonight might be the main danger late. Trained by Henry Carroll, How Bout Tonight owns a win over this course and hasn't run a truly poor race in any of her six tries on the grass. Carlos Marquez Jr. rides.

Stormy, Linsalata, Forever Grateful, Positive Charge, and Indycat round out the field.