10/21/2007 11:00PM

Black's pair head Ruling Angel

EmailETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Ian Black will run two Kinghaven Farm homebreds, Lyrically and Prophetically, in the 6 1/2-furlong Ruling Angel Stakes at Woodbine on Wednesday.

Lyrically was victorious in her second and third outings in the spring, and she scored at the second allowance level in a July 8 optional claimer.

Lyrically's best effort was her third-place finish behind Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare prospect Bear Now in the seven-furlong Duchess Stakes in August. With Corey Fraser aboard, she tracked the front-running Bear Now on the turn, and then tired to end up a half-length behind future stakes winner Speak Wisely.

"Bear Now just overwhelmed us," Black said. "We rode her to try and beat her. Halfway around the turn, he was driving after her. If we'd ridden her to get second, we probably wouldn't have done that. It was a tough call."

Lyrically went long for the first time last out, in the 1 1/16-mile La Lorgnette Stakes, and wound up third after a pace-pressing trip.

"It's probably not what she wanted to do, but it was a short field," Black said. "The race didn't actually turn out the way we thought it would." Black had figured that Lyrically would be the only speed horse in the race, but the favored Coy Coyote went to the lead.

"Six and a half or seven furlongs is probably what she's best at," Black said of Lyrically.

Prophetically is out of a multiple stakes winner, Torrid Affair, who is a half-sister to Lyrically.

After winning her maiden with ease in July, Prophetically was a distant fourth in the Duchess. She subsequently ran two mediocre races in first-level allowances, and is coming off a narrow loss in a six-furlong allowance, her first try with blinkers.

"We put a set of blinkers on her to get her a little more focused," said Black. "I thought she ran a good race. She broke her maiden against not a very good bunch, and just flew by them. After that, she was dropping herself too far out of it and wasn't getting there."

Other contenders in the $100,000 event for 3-year-old fillies include Saskawea and Speak Wisely.

Saskawea, who drew the dreaded post 1 in the 12-horse field, captured the Fury Stakes in her season opener. She has been sidelined since ending up second to Sealy Hill in the July 28 Wonder Where Stakes on the grass.

Speak Wisely won her turf debut in the Sept. 1 Ontario Colleen Stakes, and was recently second in a nine-furlong optional claimer.