09/10/2008 11:00PM

Authenicat tries turf after two big Polytrack wins


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Authenicat, who performed brilliantly in her last two starts on Woodbine's Polytrack, will try to transfer that form to the grass in Saturday's $125,000 La Prevoyante Stakes.

Authenicat, trained by Josie Carroll, contested two-thirds of this year's Canadian triple tiara, finishing third in the Woodbine Oaks and second in the Bison City Stakes. She blew away Ontario-sired opposition in her two most recent races, the seven-furlong Passing Mood Stakes and the 1 1/16-mile Eternal Search Stakes.

Jockey Robert Landry believes Authenicat would have been more prominent in the tiara series if she had not gotten sick in the spring.

"She ran well in the Oaks and the Bison City," Landry said. "Josie wasn't able to train her the way that she wanted to going into those races, because she had had a virus, and she had to back off her a little bit."

Landry is optimistic that Authenicat, a daughter of D'wildcat, will handle the grass.

"Going by her action, I don't think it will bother her at all," said Landry. "She's got a very efficient stride. She should really like it. It seems like a lot of the D'wildcats have taken to the turf."

Trainer Mike DePaulo entered Krz Exec and Tenjectory in the one-mile event for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies.

Krz Exec captured her final three 2-year-old outings, including two route stakes, the Ontario Lassie and South Ocean. She missed the first half of this year because of a bone bruise, and won her season opener on turf in the 6 1/2-furlong Ontario Damsel Stakes.

Krz Exec was bet down to 5-2 in the Aug. 27 Eternal Search, but she trailed the five-horse field after pressing the pace until the far turn.

"I don't know what happened," said DePaulo. "Maybe it was just a big bounce. She seems to have come out of it pretty good. She's been training fine."

Tenjectory was a distant fifth in the July 26 Wonder Where Stakes on turf. She wound up second after a four-wide trip most recently, in an Ontario-sired allowance on the Polytrack.

"She entrapped her epiglottis when she ran in the Wonder Where," said DePaulo. "She was operated on, and that's all cleared up. She's an improving horse. If the course comes up tiring, I think she'll make a big run."

New York invader Manitoba Miss was supplemented by trainer George Weaver at a cost of $2,500.