11/27/2002 12:00AM

Chamul in spot to get win No. 2


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Stakes winner Chamul could finally notch her second win in Friday's 10th race at Woodbine, a six-furlong preliminary allowance for fillies and mares.

Chamul looked to have a bright future when she graduated second-time out in the Star Shoot Stakes in the spring of 2001, but has struggled since running second in the 2001 Fury Stakes. She was shelved after finishing up the track in the 2001 Woodbine Oaks, and resurfaced last March at the Fair Grounds, finishing fourth in allowance company.

Trainer Mike Doyle sent Chamul back to Woodbine at the beginning of the meeting, but the best she could manage in three spring races was a runner-up finish. She was off for nearly six months, then ran fourth in an Oct. 24 allowance race and third in an allowance last Thursday.

Last week, Chamul stalked a slow pace over a speed-favoring track going seven furlongs, and finished 1 1/2 lengths behind favored Smart Choice. She shortens up to her favorite distance on Friday, and David Clark retains the mount.

Completing the 10th-race lineup are Lady Gina Rosa, Simply Precious, Far and Near, Clairlyn, Classic Grata, Ruby Tango, Tower of Honour, and the entry of Bride in the Wings and Freedom Come.

Thursday's seventh race, like the 10th race an allowance worth $63,500, drew a field of nine 2-year-old fillies.

Hour of Justice, owned by Stronach Stable, will likely be favored in the six-furlong dash off the 81 Beyer Speed Figure she earned in her Oct. 20 debut. She won that five-furlong race handily after battling up front, and has worked four times this month for trainer Reade Baker, who has had a productive meeting with his Stronach runners.

Hour of Justice breaks from post 1, and will likely end up on the early lead. Jim McAleney retains the mount.

National Pastime, trained by Roger Attfield, could be the main threat to Hour of Justice. She was bet down to favoritism in her only start, in a Nov. 2 maiden special, in which she tracked front-running Big Cheque before pulling away to win while earning a 70 Beyer.

National Pastime is adding Lasix Wednesday, and should have an ideal stalking trip under Todd Kabel.

Also entered in the seventh race are War Beau, Essa's Sharp, Sensible, Big Cheque, Melting Point, Beautiful Baroness, and Sweet Sweep.

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