10/07/2010 1:12PM

Classic Legacy moving to Baffert after Grey


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Classic Legacy, a 2-year-old colt who is undefeated in two starts, will be running for trainer Bob Tiller for the last time here in Sunday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Grey Stakes at 1 1/16 miles.

A Florida-bred 2-year-old who was purchased for $55,000 in Ocala in August 2009, Classic Legacy has been sold since her last win here Sept. 22 and soon will be heading to California and trainer Bob Baffert.

“She’s doing very good,” said Tiller, who saddled Classic Legacy for a neck victory at six furlongs and a 1 1/4-length repeat in a first-level allowance at the same distance for which she was given a Beyer Speed Figure of 87.

“I’ve got a gut feeling she’ll go long, but she’s facing two big challenges at once running two turns against these kind of horses.”

Apprentice jockey Omar Moreno, who rode Classic Legacy in her most recent outing, retains the mount for the Grey, which attracted a field of 10.

Bear’s Future, coming off a 3 1/2-length score in the seven-furlong Swynford, is the only stakes winner in the lineup and the probable favorite.

Bogue Chitto drills for Nearctic

Bogue Chitto, the second-place finisher here in last year’s $500,000 Nearctic, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 on Thursday morning in preparation for that six-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and up.

“He did it nicely,” said trainer Ian Howard, who gave exercise rider Matt Douglas a leg up for the drill.

“It seems like he’s in good shape.”

The Nearctic, which was elevated to Grade 1 status this year, is expected to attract a large field, including shippers from Europe and the United States.

“It’s going to be a tough race,” Howard said.

Bogue Chitto had a late start to his 2010 campaign due to a suspensory issue and has seen action just twice, with his latest a fifth-place finish in which he was beaten just a length in the five-furlong Turf Monster at Parx Racing.

Garrett Gomez rode Bogue Chitto for the first time that day, but regular rider Gerry Olguin will be back in the irons for the Nearctic.

Impossible Time wins third straight

Impossible Time ran to her 2-5 price here Wednesday night, scoring by an authoritative 2 1/2 lengths in the $126,200 Classy N Smart for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

“She’s a lovely filly,” said Jono Jones, who was piloting Impossible Time to her third straight win and fifth at the meeting. “She did it easy.”

Trained by Roger Attfield but sent out by his assistant, Nancy Sullivan, Impossible Time was trying two turns for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile Classy N Smart.

“I wasn’t concerned about that,” said Attfield, who trains Impossible Time for owner/breeder Charles Fipke. “She’s run the distance on turf, just not the two turns.

“She’s bred to go a mile and a half; I thought she’d be better going two turns.”

Impossible Time, a 5-year-old, was making just her 14th career start and was winning for the eighth time.

“I’ve always really liked her,” said Attfield, “but it wasn’t until this year that I was able to put a string of races together with her. There was always some little issue.”

All of Impossible Time’s stakes appearances to date have come in restricted company, but if she runs again at this meeting she will have to venture into open territory.

“I’ve been protecting her,” said Attfield, “but I’m really looking forward to running her longer against better horses. I could look at the Maple Leaf, if she’s doing okay.”

The $175,000 Maple Leaf, a 1 1/4-mile race for fillies and mares, will be run here Nov. 6.

The Classy N Smart was the seventh stakes win here this year for Jones and the meet-leading 12th for Attfield, who will be at Keeneland on Saturday to saddle Society’s Chairman for the Grade 1, $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile.

Fipke, who owns the 7-year-old horse, also is slated to be on hand for the Win and You’re In race that attracted a short but salty field of six, including dual Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti.

Julien Leparoux will be riding Society’s Chairman for the first time.

Milwaukee Appeal ships for Spinster

Milwaukee Appeal shipped out for Keeneland on Wednesday morning and has been entered in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Spinster, a 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares that also is a Win and You’re In event.

Scott Fairlie, who trains Milwaukee Appeal for her owner and breeder Eugene George, will be in Lexington to saddle the 4-year-old filly as she seeks her first win since last year’s 1 1/8-mile Woodbine Oaks.

“It looks like it’s going to be a pretty even race, and hopefully the synthetic surface is going to help us,” Fairlie said. “She’s doing really well.”

Milwaukee Appeal has started four times this season, but only one of those appearances came here, when she finished second in the 1 1/16-mile Hill N Dale.

Her road trips yielded a third-place finish in the Grade 2 Shuvee over one mile at Belmont, a fourth in the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap at 1 1/4 miles, and a third in Monmouth’s Grade 2 Molly Pitcher at 1 1/8 miles.

Kent Desmormeaux will ride Milwaukee Appeal for the first time in the Spinster.

Fairlie sending Charlie Bull in Bull Page

Fairlie will be back here Monday to send out Charlie Bull in the $125,000 Bull Page, a six-furlong race for Ontario-sired 2-year-old colts and geldings that is the feature on the Thanksgiving Day program.

Charlie Bull has seen action three times, winning his maiden over six furlongs in his second start and most recently finishing third when stretched out to a mile and 70 yards for a first-level allowance.

Delightful Mary, who scored by eight lengths in that Sept. 12 race, is the morning-line choice for Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Mazarine, a 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies.

“I stretched him out with the Coronation in mind,” Fairlie said. “He’ll run here and then go right into the Coronation. It’s good timing.”

The $250,000 Coronation Futurity, a 1 1/8-mile race for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds, will be run here Nov. 7.