04/25/2010 11:00PM

DePaulo doubles his chances


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Mike DePaulo will saddle two last-out maiden winners, Miss Reginella and Bold Vixen, in the feature on the first Wednesday night program of the Woodbine meet. The 5 1/2-furlong allowance, restricted to Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies who have never won two races, is the third of eight races on a card that begins at 6:45 p.m. Eastern

Miss Reginella finished third last August in her first outing. She returned from a long layoff on the second day of the Woodbine meet, April 3, when she was sent off as the 2-5 favorite in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race. After leading the way on a dead rail, she coasted home on top by four lengths, and was awarded a 60 Beyer Speed Figure.

Last Wednesday, Miss Reginella breezed five-eighths in 59.80 seconds, which was the fastest of 67 workers at the distance on the Polytrack.

Bold Vixen ran five times at 2, and capped her campaign with a win by a neck in a six-furlong maiden special in November. Like Miss Reginella, she is a daughter of leading Canadian sire Bold Executive.

Jono Jones will ride Bold Vixen, while Patrick Husbands retains the mount on Miss Reginella.

Nocookiesforpapa is starting for the first time since her prominent second-place finish Oct. 3 in the Victorian Queen Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies. She won her career debut under Steve Bahen, who returns Wednesday, and has been working quickly this spring for trainer John Charalambous.

Belle Valee never challenged in a trio of stakes last summer after beating males in her debut at 2. She was only a minor player in a pair of $40,000 claimers in the fall, but is coming off a sharp runner-up placing at this allowance level, for which she earned a respectable 71 Beyer.

Wearsomethingtight received a 62 Beyer for finishing a fading fifth behind Belle Valee on April 9. She rallied from far back to win her only other race, a five-furlong maiden special Dec. 4.

Press Here romped in her debut in a five-furlong maiden sprint on April 10, scoring by 11 lengths, but was awarded just a 58 Beyer. Her trainer, Bob Tiller, has won with a solid 19 percent of his horses exiting a maiden victory over the past five years, while producing a $2.26 return on investment, according for DRF's Formulator.

Jesters Jazz, Gin Queen, and Belle of Innisfree complete the field.