11/09/2007 12:00AM

Black hoping to add to solid season

EmailETOBICOKE, Ontario - No matter what transpires here in Sunday's $125,000 Jammed Lovely Stakes, the 2007 Woodbine meeting will have been a memorable one for trainer Ian Black.

"It's been a wonderful year," said Black, 64, who left his longtime position as farm manager at Kinghaven to take up a training career in 2005.

Mike Fox, a homebred 3-year-old colt who races for D. Morgan Firestone, tops Black's highlight reel with his victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate at 1 1/4 miles.

Rahy's Attorney, a homebred 3-year-old gelding competing for Ellie Boje Farm and partners, won the Vice Regent and the Bunty Lawless, both one-mile turf stakes for Ontario-sired runners.

Seductively, a 4-year-old homebred filly owned by Kinghaven Farm, gave Black his first stakes win of the season in the Grade 3 Whimsical here April 15.

Mike Fox is now on the farm in Ocala, Fla., and Rahy's Attorney and Seductively are at Kinghaven, near Woodbine.

But Black certainly isn't done yet, and he plans to send out Lyrically, Prophetically, and Glitter Rox in the Jammed Lovely, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-foaled 3-year-old fillies.

Lyrically, Prophetically, and Glitter Rox all will be looking to register their first stakes victory and give Black his fifth stakes win of the season in the Jammed Lovely.

"A stakes win would be huge for any one of them," Black said.

Lyrically will be swinging back just eight days after finishing third behind Financingavailable and Count to Three as the only 3-year-old in the six-furlong Ontario Fashion.

"I think we're taking a chance," acknowledged Black, with respect to Lyrically's quick return to action. "But she came out of the race in good order; everything's fine. If she runs flat, I did the wrong thing."

Lyrically was shortening up for the Ontario Fashion after finishing third in the 1 1/16-mile La Lorgnette here Sept. 22. Prior to that, Lyrically had run third in the seven-furlong Duchess on Aug. 11.

Prophetically, a half-sister to Seductively, was a solid third in the 6 1/2-furlong Ruling Angel here Oct. 24.

"Since we put the blinkers on her she's sat a little closer," said Black, who watched Prophetically finish a close second in a first-level allowance in her first start with the new equipment on Oct. 7. "She's run big races."

Glitter Rox, who graduated in a $32,000 maiden claimer here Aug. 5, ran her streak to three by winning for $40,000 and in a first-level allowance.

Although Glitter Rox's roll came to an end in the Ruling Angel, she was beaten just 1 3/4 lengths as the fourth-place finisher.

"She's continued improve," said Black, noting that Glitter Rox has taken a new lease on life since being cured of her stall-walking tendencies.

Reserve not met for Seductively

Seductively was on the block at Keeneland this week, but her $450,000 reserve was not met and she has returned to owner David Willmot's Kinghaven Farm.

"She'll be bred and either sold in foal or we'll keep a foal from her," said Black, who obviously would prefer the latter arrangement.

Arch Hall drills for Autumn

Arch Hall breezed five furlongs in 1:02.20 under regular rider Patrick Husbands here Friday in preparation for next Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 Autumn, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and upward.

Arch Hall, a 6-year-old horse who has won 10 and 29 starts and $772,406, is coming off a third-place finish in the 1 1/8-mile Durham Cup here Oct. 13.

Leonnatus Anteas and Eccentric, the one-two finishers in the Durham Cup, also are pointing for the Autumn.

"It's going to be a really tough race," said Mark Casse, who trains Arch Hall for Melnyk Racing Stables.

True Metropolitan, who breezed five furlongs in 1:03 here Friday, is back in town following a four-race campaign in Alberta and British Columbia. A 5-year-old gelding owned by Bob Cheema and trained by Terry Jordan, True Metropolitan was Canada's champion older male in 2006.

Dancing Allstar, a 2-year-old filly who races for the same connections, also has returned to Woodbine following a successful campaign at Hastings and is eyeing next Sunday's seven-furlong $125,000 Glorious Song.

Dawn Raid eyes Glorious Song

Casse has four fillies nominated to the Glorious Song but Dawn Raid, who worked five furlongs in 1:02.20 here Friday, is his only potential starter.

Dawn Raid is coming off a third-place finish in the six-furlong Fanfreluche here Oct. 27.

Heavenly Empress also had been under consideration for the Glorious Song, but Casse was disappointed with her workout here Friday and is putting her away for the season.

Briarwood Circle, also trained by Casse, worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 on Friday and could run in either the Nov. 24 Display here or the Dec. 7 Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs.

Both the $125,000 Display and the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Jackpot are run at 1 1/16 miles.

Briarwood Circle's stablemate Turf War also is scheduled to run in either the Display or Delta Jackpot. Turf War ended sixth in the Grade 3, 1 1/16-mile Grey Stakes here Oct. 8.

Skipped Bail works toward River City

Skipped Bail, who is coming off a third-place finish here in the Chief Bearhart over 1 1/4 miles of turf, breezed four furlongs in 48.80 seconds on Friday.

A homebred 4-year-old gelding who is owned by Chiefswood Stable and trained by Eric Coatrieux, Skipped Bail is slated to make his next start at Churchill Downs in the Nov. 23 River City.

The Grade 3 River City, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $200,000.

Nottawasaga, a 4-year-old filly who races for Chiefswood and Coatrieux, is scheduled to run at Churchill Downs next Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,000 Cardinal, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares.

Nottawasaga is coming off a troubled third-place finish here in the one-mile River Memories, an Oct. 27 race that was her first in almost nine months.