10/18/2006 11:00PM

Boldly Seductive tops Attfield duo


Trainer Roger Attfield will be holding a strong hand with Boldly Seductive and Dancer's Fan when he goes for his 300th career stakes victory Saturday at Woodbine in the $250,000 Princess Elizabeth Stakes. For Canadian-bred 2-year-old fillies, the Princess Elizabeth is run at 1 1/16 miles.

Boldly Seductive was a tired fourth when she made her debut Sept. 16, but she graduated in a romp Oct. 5, leading throughout in a seven-furlong maiden special to score by 5 3/4 lengths. She earned a 78 Beyer Speed Figure for the win.

Attfield said he entered Boldly Seductive in the Oct. 4 Victorian Queen Stakes in case the maiden race failed to fill, and then scratched her when the maiden race went.

Boldly Seductive has a speed-oriented pedigree, but Attfield said he has no reservations about running her 1 1/16 miles in the Princess Elizabeth.

"Her action, and the way she is, I don't think it's going to be a problem for her," Attfield said. "She's a pretty serious filly. I love her to death."

Dancer's Fan showed some ability in her third start, when she finished second in a maiden event on the grass. She put it all together in her fifth outing Sept. 30, closing from off a slow pace to win going away in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special on the Polytrack. She earned an 81 Beyer for the win.

"She ran a big number," Attfield said. "She's a little bitty thing, but I really like her."

Trainer Mark Casse will have two runners in the nine-horse field: Quiet Action and Simply Stylish.

Quiet Action showed little on the main track in her first two starts before graduating in a six-furlong maiden race on the turf July 30. She was second last time out behind stablemate Sprung in the Grade 3 Natalma at a mile on the grass.

"I ran her a couple of times on the dirt, and she didn't really care for it," Casse said. "She loves the turf, and she's breezed well a few times on the Poly, so I'm hoping that turf angle plays well on the Poly with her."

Simply Stylish, a daughter of the hot sire Stormy Atlantic, also graduated at six furlongs on the grass, and is exiting a runner-up placing in the restricted Muskoka Stakes. She has never raced beyond seven furlongs.

"There are some questions in her pedigree as to whether she can get the distance," Casse said. "Stormy Atlantic was a very fast horse, but he didn't run very far. His offspring seem a little more versatile than he was."