05/20/2010 11:00PM

Biofuel hasn't yet peaked


ETOBICOKE, Ontario -- Biofuel, Canada's co-champion 2-year-old filly last year, will try to take the next step in her 3-year-old season Sunday at Woodbine in the $150,000 La Lorgnette Stakes.

Biofuel, trained by Reade Baker for owner Brereton Jones, turned heads with her impressive victory in the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes here in October. In November at Santa Anita, she had an unlucky trip in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, when she was side-swiped at the eighth pole while in the midst of a wide bid before re-rallying to finish just behind Blind Luck in fourth.

Biofuel came from three lengths back to win her first outing of the year here April 10 in the six-furlong Star Shoot Stakes under regular rider Eurico Da Silva.

"She was pretty sharp," said Da Silva. "But I'm positive that Reade's brought her up to this race very relaxed. She's coming up to the race very good."

Da Silva said the best is yet to come from Biofuel, who will run 1 1/16 miles on Sunday.

"I don't even know how good she is," Da Silva said. "I haven't really had to press her in a race, except in the Breeders' Cup, where she got bumped so bad. I almost fell down."

With a clear run in the Breeders' Cup, "she wins," Da Silva said.

"I have no question about it, because I know the filly," Da Silva said. "She ran like crazy the last sixteenth. She brought me back in the game. What horses do that after a bump like that?"

Ernfold had a productive 2-year-old campaign under the guidance of trainer Roger Attfield, who sent her out to finish third in both the Grade 3 Natalma Stakes on turf and in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes on the Polytrack.

Ernfold overcame a slow break to take an allowance on the grass at Keeneland in her only appearance this year.

"I ran her on the turf because I wanted to get a mile and an eighth race into her at Keeneland, and the spot was right there," said Attfield. "She ran a good race, and has trained on very well from there."

Moment of Majesty won her season debut in a seven-furlong allowance after setting moderate fractions. She earned an 81 Beyer Speed Figure.

Redverse has been idle since her third-place finish against males Dec. 5 in the Display Stakes.