05/12/2010 11:00PM

Correct Call has the tools to handle grass


Correct Call will try to make it three in a row when she faces seven other Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies in the $50,000 Tomboy at River Downs on Saturday.

Mark Shuman claimed Correct Call last Aug. 28 for $50,000 at Monmouth Park, but she did not make her first start for him until March 11, when she won a maiden race at Charles Town by 6 1/2 lengths, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 77 that is the best of any filly in the Tomboy. She followed up by winning the Royal North at Beulah Park by a length.

Correct Call has yet to run on grass, the surface of Saturday's 1 1/16-mile race. But her versatile running style and a Tomlinson turf figure of 357 point to her being able to handle the assignment.

Justin Shepherd, aboard for both of Correct Call's wins, will ship in from the East Coast to ride.

Should the Tomboy come off the turf or if Correct Call fails to fire, Squeezer's Palace should be tough. Trained by Tim Hamm, Squeezer's Palace won her most recent outing impressively at Mountaineer on May 3. Facing open company in a first-level allowance at one mile, she came from just off a slow pace to win by six lengths while racing on Lasix for the first time.

Completing the field are Golden Girl Glory, Noneofyourbeeswax, Adreamfordarlene, Ohio Star, Go Button, and Country Club Sue.