11/27/2006 12:00AM

Clearly in Charge fresh off break


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Wednesday's nominal feature at Woodbine, a seven-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired fillies, has contenders who are returning on short rest and some returning on relatively long rest.

Clearly in Charge hasn't started since she faded to ninth in an Ontario-sired allowance eight weeks ago, an eternity at this late stage of the meeting, when many runners are over-raced. Her freshness should be an asset, and perhaps her lackluster last effort can be tossed because of the competition she faced. The winner of that race, Seal of Moulin, subsequently won two other allowances, and the runner-up, Full Impulse, captured an Ontario-sired allowance.

Clearly in Charge was beaten a neck after a wide journey in a two-turn allowance on the inner track in August. She has been working regularly over the Polytrack for trainer Sandra Dominguez, who has a respectable record with similar comebackers. Shane Ellis, who has ridden three of Dominguez's four winners at the meeting, retains the mount.

Love the Grey is returning just five days after finishing fifth in a $40,000 conditioned claimer at six furlongs. She battled on the lead with several others last time out, but figures to be more relaxed in the early going here as she races with blinkers off. Since the beginning of 2005, her trainer, Ross Armata, has a 25 percent win rate with horses returning in a week or less and has gone 4 for 10 with horses running with blinkers off.

Ifbutmaybewhen is a route specialist, but she managed to rally for second the only time she tried seven furlongs, on the grass in September. After that, she finished fifth in the Carotene Stakes on turf and then dropped a nose decision going long in an allowance on the Polytrack.

A slow pace hindered Ifbutmaybewhen's chances two weeks ago in another 1 1/16-mile allowance, in which she ran evenly to finish third behind Full Impulse.

The best Molinaro Glory could do in two maiden-claiming races earlier this fall was a fourth-place finish. However, she benefited from a speed bias in a restricted maiden special Nov. 3, winning comfortably in a mediocre clocking.

Princessjadynatto lost by a nose under identical conditions over the old main track May 27. After a three-month vacation, she came up empty Aug. 19 and has been absent since finishing third in a 1 1/16-mile allowance Sept. 14.