08/09/2004 11:00PM

Off bad trip, Boldest of All tries route


ETOBICOKE, Ont. - Stakes winner Boldest of All will experiment around two turns in Thursday's second race, a nonwinners of three allowance for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Boldest of All, a 4-year-old trained by Rita Schnitzler, won her maiden in a lucrative way at 2, in the restricted Nandi Stakes. She missed all of 2003 and returned to action with a sixth-place finish in allowance company April 17.

Boldest of All subsequently finished a close third in a six-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired nonwinners of two and then won that condition with a front-running trip June 4. Schnitzler then ran her in the six-furlong Ballade Stakes June 30 and had to be pleased when the filly picked up third money while beating favored Blonde Executive, who came back to capture the Passing Mood Stakes.

Boldest of All had a terrible trip last time, in a six-furlong dash at this level. She tracked the leaders along the rail, and lost all chance when she was checked sharply on the turn. She ended up fourth in a five-horse field, and would likely have been victorious with a clear run.

Boldest of All, a daughter of Bold Executive, has a sprint-oriented pedigree, but figures to take some catching Thursday in a field containing little other speed. Leading rider Todd Kabel inherits the mount.

The other contenders in the 1 1/16-mile event are Bay Sweetie Babe, Ashlee's Bella, Flashy Anna.

Bay Sweetie Babe won her maiden in her second start, in November, and captured an Ontario-sired allowance going a 1 1/16 miles July 2. She was in tough most recently on turf, in the 1 1/4-mile Wonder Where Stakes, but managed to finish fourth after mounting a wide rally from off a slow pace.

Trainer Danny O'Callaghan will give jockey Slade Callaghan a leg up on Bay Sweetie Babe.

Ashlee's Bella ran third behind two impressive next-out winners, La Trillium and Elusive A.C., in her penultimate race. She relished the sloppy going last time, in an Ontario-sired allowance, winning by five lengths in her first two-turn try for trainer Norm McKnight.

Flashy Anna, a one-eyed 3-year-old trained by Debbie England, competed for as little as $20,000 claiming in the fall. She graduated over $40,000 maidens in May and was recently a surprising second in the seven-furlong Passing Mood.

Flashy Anna is going on Lasix Thursday, in her first attempt beyond seven-eighths. Her apprentice rider, Jill Scharfstein, and England have been a potent combo at the meeting, posting a 4-2-2 record with just 12 starts.