09/21/2008 11:00PM

Bold Anna sitting pretty on the outside


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Bold Anna drew ideally on the outside in Wednesday's featured third race, which should give her an advantage in the first-level allowance for Ontario-sired females.

Bold Anna began the meeting on a slow note, but has turned the corner in her last three races. She was second with a lifetime best 70 Beyer Speed Figure in a $25,000 claimer July 19, and was only beaten a length when third in a restricted allowance Aug. 17.

Most recently in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired stock, Bold Anna saved ground over an outside-biased track, and wound up third at 7-2.

Going 6 1/2 furlongs again on Wednesday, Bold Anna should have clear sailing on the outside under Jerry Baird, who will get a leg up from trainer Mike DePaulo.

Wicked Emer outran Bold Anna for second after closing wide Sept. 5, and was fourth behind Bold Anna after lagging 10 lengths off the early pace Aug. 17. She has made 20 starts in Ontario-sired allowance company, and was second or third in eight of those races.

Eurico Rosa Da Silva retains the mount on Wicked Emer, who is trained Sandy McPherson.

Molinaro Fantasy took nine tries to earn her diploma, and she got the job done over Ontario-sired opposition with a respectable 71 Beyer in her second start of the year Sept. 6.

Molinaro Fantasy's freshness should be an asset at this stage of the meeting, when many runners have grown weary from the grind.

In a field that doesn't have much speed, Purple Moon should be the pacemaker. Purple Moon was beaten in double digits in both of her August races, but she managed to hang on for fourth in her latest, while finishing only a nose behind Bold Anna.

Trainer Mark Fournier is taking the blinkers off Purple Moon, an angle with which he has had success before.

Lady Zipster was competitive in Ontario-sired allowance routes during the summer. She dropped a nose decision in a slow seven-furlong sprint May 10, and was deemed to have had an unfair start May 25 and raced for purse money only.

Ain't No Cure benefited from the outside bias Sept. 5, when finishing fifth following a nine-month layoff. Her trainer, Dave Bell, had a productive last weekend, winning with Shadowless on Saturday and longshot Gigolette on Sunday.

D'wild Lady, second in the 2007 Victorian Queen Stakes, is adding Lasix for her first outing of the year.