07/25/2002 12:00AM

Boldest of All, quick but green

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Rita Schnitzler, who won last Saturday's Bold Venture Handicap with Sambuca on Ice, will try to win another Woodbine stakes this Saturday, when she saddles Boldest of All in the $129,125 Nandi, for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies.

Boldest of All was bought from a local 2-year-old sale for $60,000 by Stubbs Investment Inc. Like Sambuca on Ice, she's an offspring of popular speed sire Bold Executive.

Boldest of All flashed blazing speed when she debuted in a five-furlong maiden special on June 8, but gave way in deep stretch, and ended up second to Mountain Dawn, who subsequently finished a close second in the Shady Well Stakes.

In her only other outing, the 5 1/2-furlong Shady Well, Boldest of All broke poorly and was never in contention. Schnitzler said the filly's inexperience showed in the race.

"She's always been pretty quick, and had never gotten any dirt in her face before," Schnitzler said. "I guess she felt like she was in front of a firing squad, because the dirt hit her all at once, and then she backed right up."

Schnitzler was pleased with the way Boldest of All worked from the gate last Saturday, going a half-mile in 49.20 seconds under Patrick Husbands, Sambuca on Ice's regular rider.

"She went very well," Schnitzler said. "Patrick thinks she's in great order. I don't think she'll get left this time. She might not be right on the engine, but I think she'll be close to the pace."

Rounding out the field for the six-furlong race will be Dressed for Action, Onshore Music, Yes I Do, Santerra, and Nystar.

Nystar is the lone winner in the lineup, and will likely be favored with Jim McAleney aboard. A beautiful bay, Nystar was a $14,000 yearling purchase by trainer Reade Baker for owners Lloyd Simpson and Jai Narinesingh.

Nystar battled on the early lead in her lone start, a five-furlong maiden special for Ontario-sired fillies, and drew off in the stretch to win by nearly four lengths in a time of 59.20 seconds.

Baker expects another strong showing from Nystar on Saturday.

"She's been training very well," Baker pointed out. "I think she'll run better than she did the first time."

Santerra finished fifth when she debuted in a five-furlong maiden dash, and then checked in a respectable fourth in the Shady Well.

"She's getting better, the farther they go," said Santerra's trainer, Mike Mattine.

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