08/23/2010 11:23AM

Beaten favorite Little Widow Maker tries to make amends in Osiris


Little Widow Maker, beaten a nose as the 9-5 favorite when making her last start in the Aug. 2 Graduation, will be well backed to make amends in Wednesday’s $30,000 Osiris Stakes at Assiniboia Downs.

Trained by Charlie Smith, Little Miss Widow Maker earlier had shipped up from Canterbury Park to capture the 5 1/2-furlong Debutante when making her second career start and looms the solid choice of seven 2-year-olds in the six-furlong Osiris.

The 5 1/2-furlong Debutante was restricted to fillies and while the Graduation field included males it was another invading filly, Paris by Night, who eked out the score over Little Widow Maker.

Filllies outnumber the colts and geldings by a 4-3 margin in the Osiris and Little Widow Maker should run down the speed after she breaks from the outside post under rider Rohan Singh.

Kommando Kate and Bondola are two of the other locally-based fillies in the Osiris and should furnish the main opposition for the Kentucky-bred Little Widow Maker.

A Manitoba-bed trained by Chad Torevell, Kommando Kate is 2 for 2 with her latest an comfortable win in the restricted North Dakota Futurity at six furlongs.

Mark Anderson retains the mount on Kommando Kate, who drew the No. 6 post.

Bondola, conditioned by Carl Anderson, finished third behind Kommando Kate in her debut but then graduated smartly in her second start with Vicky Baze doing the riding.

Rocco Bowen takes over aboard Bondola for the Osiris as Baze will be aboard the Irish-bred colt Blu ‘Em Away.

Also trained by Torevell, Blu ‘Em Away began his career with two indifferent efforts at Churchill Downs but then changed hands and won his maiden last time out in his second local appearance.

U R Burnin Daylite, who along with Waronthehomefront is trained by Ardell Sayler, graduated in his second career start and is eligible for further improvement under returning rider Janine Stianson.

The longshot Finally Flying rounds out the field.