05/18/2010 11:00PM

Carroll has two more to pick up slack


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Last year, Josie Carroll had an embarrassment of riches in the filly and mare ranks with Careless Jewel, Serenading, and Smart Surprise showing the way.

But with Careless Jewel's status still in doubt after she suffered a leg injury a couple of weeks ago, and Serenading and Smart Surprise retired to the breeding shed, Carroll will be looking for others to step up.

That process could get a boost this weekend as Carroll plans to send out Authenicat in Saturday's $125,000 Ballade and Redverse in Sunday's $150,000 La Lorgnette.

The Ballade is a six-furlong race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares, and the La Lorgnette is an open

1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Authenicat, a 5-year-old who races for Vinery Stable LLC, already has been a solid contributor through the years but was overshadowed by her more celebrated female stablemates in 2009.

"She's doing very well," Carroll said. "I was disappointed in her last race. I think she'll improve from that."

Authenicat made her seasonal debut here in the Grade 3 Whimsical on April 18, finishing sixth of seven in the 6 1/2-furlong race. But Authenicat has come back to record three solid five-furlong breezes in the interim and will appreciate the return to restricted company in the Ballade, which she won last year as the odds-on choice.

Robert Landry, Authenicat's regular rider, has been sidelined by rib injuries since the Whimsical, so Patrick Husbands picks up the mount for the Ballade.

Redverse will be making her her seasonal debut in the La Lorgnette, and Carroll said she has been training extremely well.

"It's been very difficult to find somewhere to run her," Carroll said. "She's a two-turn filly, and she's already won two races. The prep for this race didn't go, and a nonwinners of three didn't go."

Redverse concluded her first campaign with three consecutive solid two-turn efforts. After just missing as the runner-up in a first-level allowance for fillies, Redverse defeated males in that classification and then finished third behind a pair of male rivals in the open Display Stakes.

"She had a fairly steady campaign last year," Carroll said. "She didn't go south. We felt we should give her the winter off."

Bay to Bay opts for Arlington turf

Bay to Bay, who was nominated to the La Lorgnette, has been entered in Saturday's $200,000 American 1000 Guineas at Arlington Park.

Both races are for 3-year-old fillies, but the American 1000 Guineas is scheduled for one mile on turf.

"We decided to take her to Arlington and keep her on the turf," owner Rob Smithen said. "She's low-weighted, we've got Robby Albarado to ride her, it's worth more money - there's all kind of reasons to go."

Bay to Bay, a Florida-bred who is trained by Brian Lynch, was a Sovereign Award finalist in her division last year after winning the Grade 3 Natalma here over one mile on turf and finishing second behind Biofuel here in the Grade 3 Mazarine.

After wintering with Lynch at Palm Meadows, Bay to Bay made her seasonal debut at Keeneland and finished a closing second over one mile on turf in the Grade 3 Appalachian before returning to Woodbine.

"Everything's been perfect since then," Lynch said. "She's right on schedule."

Mobilizer works fast five furlongs

Mobilizer, a Queen's Plate candidate trained by Roger Attfield, breezed five furlongs here Thursday morning in 1:00, tied for the best of the day at the distance.

Working in company with stablemate Raven Stone, Mobilizer had fractions of 23.60 seconds, 34.80, 47.40, and 1:14.40 and galloped out seven furlongs in 1:32, according to clocker Mike Lym.

Tyler Pizarro was aboard Mobilizer, deputizing for regular rider Jono Jones.

"He had a lot of mucus in him after his last race," said Attfield, who had sent out Mobilizer to win his maiden over 1 1/16 miles in his second career start here May 8. "We wouldn't even have known it if we hadn't scoped him."

Mobilizer, who had finished third at 1 1/16 miles in his first lifetime start at Keeneland on April 8, is nominated to the $150,000 Marine, an open race for 3-year-olds at the same distance here next Saturday. But Attfield said he is unsure where Mobilizer will race next.

Da Silva's appeal denied

Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva will be serving a three-day suspension after his appeal of an earlier ruling was denied by the Ontario Racing Commission.

The stewards had flagged Da Silva for his ride aboard Loveyouallthetime in the sixth race here April 3, ruling that Da Silva had come out with his mount and interfered with Max's Kitkat on the turn.

Loveyouallthetime finished fifth but was placed last in the field of six.

Da Silva will sit out the Friday and Saturday cards, use his stakes race exemption to ride Biofuel in the La Lorgnette, then complete his suspension by missing the holiday Monday program.

D'Wild Storm's DQ holds up

Josie Carroll, acting on behalf of owner Vinery Stable LLC, lost her appeal of the disqualification of D'Wild Storm at an Ontario Racing Commission hearing last week.

D'Wild Storm had finished first in the seventh race here last Oct. 11, defeating Bigger Breeze by a head, but winning rider Patrick Husbands appeared to have inadvertently struck the runner-up on the nose with his whip.

Gerry Olguin, aboard Bigger Breeze, had his head down and was driving for the wire and was unaware of any contact.

The stewards also missed the possible infraction and did not post the inquiry sign, but Paul Nielsen, trainer of Bigger Breeze, subsequently lodged a protest, which was allowed by the stewards.

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