11/24/2005 12:00AM

Badge of Truth in first try since Grey


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Badge of Truth, runner-up in the Grade 3 Grey at 1 1/16 miles here Oct. 10, could prove the one to beat as he returns at that distance to face eight rival 2-year-olds in Saturday's $139,250 Display Stakes.

"He's had plenty of time to get ready for this," said Malcolm Pierce, who trains Badge of Truth for Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stable. "From the Grey, this was his next move."

Badge of Truth, a Kentucky-bred who also finished second in the Grade 2 Summer over one mile of turf here Sept. 18, rallied to finish three-quarters of length behind the invading Unification in the Grey.

"He had a bit of a troubled trip, and he got beat by a pretty nice colt," said Pierce.

Jono Jones, who has ridden Badge of Truth in each of his five outings, retains the mount.

Seaside Retreat, also a Kentucky-bred, was favored when he finished three lengths behind Badge of Truth as the third-place finisher in the Grey.

"I was a little disappointed," said Mark Casse, who trains Seaside Retreat. "I thought he was maybe a better horse than what he showed. But he ran hard; he had no excuse."

Casse also will send out Top Authority, a California-bred who was a three-quarter-length winner of a first-level allowance in his first try around two turns here Oct. 19.

"You might have to question the caliber of horses he faced," said Casse. "They'll probably be better in the Display. But, he should run well."

Patrick Husbands keeps the mount on Seaside Retreat, with Corey Fraser getting the return call on Top Authority.

Edenwold also will be looking to redeem himself after finishing fourth, beaten two lengths as the odds-on choice, in the 1 1/8-mile Coronation Futurity here Nov. 10.

"I certainly hope for a less-troubled trip," said trainer Josie Carroll, who felt that Edenwold took the worst of it in a somewhat eventful Coronation Futurity.

The futurity, for Canadian-breds, also was the first try beyond seven furlongs for Edenwold, who was making his first start in almost 10 weeks after putting together a sprint-stakes triple here this summer.

David Clark, who has ridden Edenwold in his last four starts, will be aboard again.

Pyramid Park finished second in the Coronation Futurity, beaten a neck, after winning his maiden against Canadian-breds in the Cup and Saucer at 1 1/16 miles on turf here Oct. 16.

Slade Callaghan retains the mount on Pyramid Park, who is trained by Michael Doyle.