08/03/2007 11:00PM

Debutante a drop for Miss Missile


WINNIPEG, Manitoba - Newcomers figure to be prominent in the three $45,000 supporting stakes on the Manitoba Lotteries Derby card here at Assiniboia Downs on Monday.

Miss Missile is the only multiple winner in the Debutante for 2-year-old fillies at 5 1/2 furlongs.

Owned and trained by Charles Smith, Miss Missile won her first two starts at Lone Star Park. She has faced much tougher in three races since then, including the Grade 3 Debutante at Churchill Downs, and should enjoy the class relief here.

Also shipping in are Rasierra, Rachele R's Queen, and Smart N Sexy.

Rasierra and Rachele R's Queen both come up from Canterbury Park.

Rasierre, a first-out winner at Prairie Meadows, was fifth in the Canterbury Park Lassie last time out.

Rachele R's Queen defeated maiden special company in her latest, while Smart N Sexy defeated maiden claimers at Northlands Park in her only start.

The highly touted Sophisticated Sis, an impressive winner in her only start, represents the best hope of the local contingent.

Also entered are Above N Beyond and Lunacat.

Drexler saddles three in Wheat City

Otis Ridge and Coast Line make their first local starts in the one-mile Wheat City for 3-year-olds and up.

Otis Ridge returns to dirt after three decent outings on turf.

Coast Line, part of a four-horse package purchased from Overbrook Farm by Stuart Hyman's Shyman Farm in early July, is a five-time winner and one of three horses sent out by trainer Martin Drexler in the Wheat City.

Drexler also will saddle Shadow Rush, who brings a two-race win streak into the Wheat City, and Wild to Go.

Arthurlooksgood won the allowance prep for the Wheat City, finishing ahead of Plenty of Heat, Illusive Force, and Elite Mercedes, who all return here.

Shippers top Oaks field

Six of the 11 starters in the one-mile Assiniboia Oaks for 3-year-old fillies are shippers.

Dance to My Tune comes in from Woodbine and will make her first start on dirt.

A winner over first-level allowance company two back, Dance to My Tune was a close third in her most recent against second-level allowance company.

Canterbury Park based Polynesian Kitty won the allowance prep for the Oaks here in her last start.

Trainer Michael Stidham ships in Houston Oaks winner Bold Angel from Arlington Park.

Acrosstheborder, Stone Justice, and Iron Resolve are here from Alberta, all looking for their first stakes victories.

Spillway, an impressive winner in her only start here, has the best chance of the locally-based horses.

Also entered are Emma's Touch, Out for Glory, Madd Karol, and Trips.