07/13/2003 11:00PM

Another shot for Regal 'n Bold


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Regal 'n Bold makes her turf debut against six other Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies in Wednesday's $131,000 Passing Mood Stakes at Woodbine.

Regal 'n Bold, trained by Reade Baker, has displayed flashes of brilliance, winning 4 of 7 career starts. She received a Beyer Speed Figure of 90 when she won her maiden in her second start as a 2-year-old, and earned an 87 Beyer when she won her second straight six-furlong allowance race a month ago.

Regal 'n Bold flopped both times she competed in stakes competition, but has worked encouragingly for this start, drilling six furlongs in a bullet 1:12 over the main track July 3.

"She's been training better than she's ever trained," Baker said. "We had trouble with her weight in the spring. She's a huge eater, and was carrying too much weight then."

Regal 'n Bold, a daughter of Bold Executive and a Majestic Light mare, has some turf breeding. "I have no idea how she'll handle the turf, but if she takes to it, I think she'll win." Baker said.

Also entered in the seven-furlong race are Bold Artic Ice, Cruising Executive, Cricket Wicket, Miss Crissy, Dressed for Action, and Kissed by a Prince.

Dressed for Action and Miss Crissy, both daughters of Bold n' Flashy, finished just a nose apart when first and second in the June 29 Ontario Damsel Stakes. Dressed for Action won her first stakes after dueling up front throughout that 6 1/2-furlong turf race, which came on the heels of a second-place finish against Ontario-sired males in the Bold Ruckus Stakes.

Regular rider Robert Landry said Dressed for Action ran a very game race in the Damsel.

"[Miss Crissy] got by me a little, but when I went to the left-handed whip, she dug down deep," Landry said. "There was a lot of speed in the race, but she's a front-runner. That's what she does best, and you have to let her do what she wants to do."

Miss Crissy capped her 2-year-old season with two consecutive stakes wins on the main track. She was rank while being rated in behind runners in a fifth-place finish in the May 4 Fury Stakes, and subsequently ran third on the grass in the Alywow Stakes.

In the Damsel, Miss Crissy reached contention early in the stretch, where she was stuck by the whip of the rider of Dee's Love. She lugged in and bumped Dee's Love inside the eighth pole, but wasn't disqualified because the two infractions were deemed offsetting by the stewards.