09/14/2008 11:00PM

C Karma's in. How about Southern Exchange?


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Greg DeGannes was guaranteed a berth in the Breeders' Cup when CoKarma won Sunday's Grade 3 Natalma, a Win and You're In race for the Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita on Oct. 24.

"I definitely think we're going to head there," said DeGannes, after CoKarma won the $167,500 Natalma by a neck going a mile on soft turf. "I think she would appreciate a two-turn [race] a lot more than this one-turn mile, because of her natural speed."

Phase two of the master plan would be getting Southern Exchange, whom DeGannes has sent out to win 3 of 4 starts, a starting position in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Oct. 25. Southern Exchange's only defeat came in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity.

The Grade 3 Summer, a one-mile Win and You're In stakes for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf here Oct. 4, would be one avenue toward that goal for Southern Exchange.

Southern Exchange also could stick to synthetic surfaces and run at Woodbine on Oct. 5 in the Grade 3, 1o1/16-mile Grey. A strong effort there would enhance his credentials in the eyes of the Breeders' Cup selection committee.

"We're keeping our options open," said DeGannes, who trains Southern Exchange for Vicki and Bill Poston and sent out the colt to breeze five furlongs in 1:00.40 here Monday morning.

In the meantime, DeGannes can meditate on the success of C Karma, who had run well in four Polytrack sprints here but was traveling beyond six furlongs and trying the grass for the first time in the Natalma.

"I think the trip was exactly what she wanted," said DeGannes. "The soft turf was a question, and she was a tired filly afterwards. But, she'll have lots of time to recover."

C Karma, a Florida-bred, races for her owner and breeder, Pamela Eder, a Florida pinhooker who has had some success here with DeGannes over the past few years.

"This is by far her best filly, and she's a homebred for Pam, which is very exciting for her," said DeGannes. "She ran into a fence on the farm and suffered a very nasty-looking injury, which is why she never went to a sale.

"She's been a hard-luck filly her whole life, but she's blessed with a lot of athletic ability."

Jono Jones, who rode Southern Exchange to a perfect record in his three outings here, rode C Karma for the first time in the Natalma, one of his four winners on the afternoon.

Both C Karma and Southern Exchange were sired by Exchange Rate.

Mine That Bird going Grey

Mine That Bird is heading for the Grey after recording his second straight stakes win in Sunday's $155,050 Swynford at seven furlongs.

A 2-year-old gelding trained by Dave Cotey, Mine That Bird won the 6 1/2-furlong Silver Deputy here Aug.o23 after winning his maiden under a $62,500 claiming tag three weeks earlier.

"The race went kind of funny, the way it set up," said Cotey, after watching Mine That Bird defeat five rivals by a neck under Chantal Sutherland in the Swynford.

"I thought we'd be sitting last, or second-last, but we ended up sitting up close," said Cotey. "I don't know if it confused the horse, but it confused me. Chantal didn't want to take him back."

Cotey, who owns Mine That Bird in partnership with Hugh Galbraith and Derek Ball, was surprised to find that Mine That Bird was weary after his race on Sunday.

"He wasn't tired at all last time," said Cotey, "I still like him going two turns. Nobody was catching him."

Tenjectory to Carotene next?

Tenjectory, considered the weaker of the two entrants of trainer Mike DePaulo, got her first stakes victory in Saturday's $126,600 La Prevoyante at a mile on yielding turf.

DePaulo was attending the Keeneland sales with owners David James and Frank Russo.

Tenjectory rallied from seventh in the field of nine Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies to win by a neck at 17-1 under regular rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva.

Krz Exec, sent off as the 6-1 third choice, finished sixth under jockey Jerry Baird.

Tenjectory, owned by the T.V. Stable of Spiro Tanti, Tony Tanti, and John Vella, was an $85,000 purchase at the local yearling sale and is a half-sister to Top Ten List, who won the La Prevoyante in 2005.

"I think she's a little better on grass," said DePaulo.

Tenjectory's only previous win came at 1 1/16 miles on Poytrack here.

"She probably wants to run a little farther, and the soft turf helped her," said DePaulo.

Tenjectory should get that chance to stretch her legs in the $150,000 Carotene, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for Ontario-foaled 3-year-old fillies here Oct. 11.

Krz Exec, however, will be heading elsewhere after her second straight disappointing effort since winning the Ontario Damsel at 6 1/2 furlongs on turf in her season debut.

"That first race may have just knocked her out," said DePaulo. "It can take a while. We'll try to get to the bottom of her and regroup."

Not Bourbon set to race Saturday

Queen's Plate winner Not Bourbon breezed four furlongs in a bullet 46.80 seconds here last Saturday and is scheduled to make his next appearance in Saturday's $125,000 Overskate, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and up.

The Overskate would be Not Bourbon's first start since his sixth-place finish in Fort Erie's July 19 Prince of Wales. He was a late scratch from the Aug. 31 Vice Regent at Woodbine after injuring himself slightly in his stall.