11/20/2007 12:00AM

Bent Attorney looking solid

EmailETOBICOKE, Ontario - Bent Attorney brings solid form to Thursday's featured sixth race at Woodbine, and should be a major player in the six-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Bent Attorney, a 3-year-old trained by Mike Doyle, romped home by six lengths against $50,000 maidens in her only start as a 2-year-old last year. Following a 10-month layoff, she wound up second in her season opener in an $80,000 claimer.

Two weeks after ending up second in a May 11 allowance, Bent Attorney recorded the only poor performance of her career, when she was beaten double digits against $80,000 opposition.

Bent Attorney was idle for most of the summer, and she captured an Ontario-sired allowance on the grass when she came off the sidelines Sept. 8. She has hit the board in each of her three outings since then, all at Thursday's nonwinners-of-three condition.

In her last start, Bent Attorney showed more speed than usual and disposed of two rivals on the lead before weakening to second.

The field also includes Birsay, Dream Lover, Clearly in Charge, and Silver Foxtrail.

Turf expert Birsay was claimed for $40,000 last November by trainer Mike DePaulo, who sent her out to score twice this year, earning $129,248. She was a narrowly beaten second to You Will Love Me in the restricted Passing Mood Stakes in July.

Birsay is winless in seven starts on the Polytrack. She was fourth behind Bent Attorney in her last appearance Oct. 18.

Dream Lover, a 4-year-old trained by Laurie Silvera, got a late start to her campaign and should be prominent in her fourth try off the sidelines. She was third in a $25,000 starter allowance two races ago, and was recently third behind Bent Attorney after showing speed along the rail.

Clearly in Charge, a bargain $10,000 claim by trainer Dominic Polsinelli on Sept. 23, has improved dramatically since going on Lasix three races back. She banked $37,680 for winning an Ontario-sired allowance with a Beyer Figure of 77 on Oct. 24, and was a fading fourth behind Bent Attorney and Dream Lover in her first attempt at Thursday's level.

Front-runner Silver Foxtrail won her maiden on the grass at Fort Erie in July for trainer Harold Ladauceur. She recorded her first Polytrack score in a $20,000 conditioned claimer Sept. 27, and finished just 1 1/4 lengths behind Bent Attorney in third when she was boosted up to this level Oct. 18.