08/13/2009 11:00PM

DePaulo seeking better from pair


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Mike DePaulo will be looking for a couple of wake-up efforts here Sunday when he sends out both Tenjectory and Krz Exec for the $125,000 Victoriana.

Authenicat, trained by Josie Carroll, will be favored for the Victoriana, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares that attracted a field of nine.

DePaulo can take heart in the fact that Tenjectory defeated Authenicat in that one's only previous start on turf, which came in last year's La Prevoyante over one mile on yielding going.

In four appearances this season, however, Tenjectory has failed to crack the top four and comes off a last-of-six finish in the prep for the Victoriana, an open allowance race for fillies and mares that was taken off the grass and run over a mile and 70 yards.

"She's just been so-so. She'll have to step up," said DePaulo. "Hopefully, going long on grass will get her there.

"We're hoping for soft going."

Krz Exec will be making her third appearance of the season in the Victoriana, having finished third in the restricted Ballade over six furlongs on Polytrack and sixth in the open Repercussion over 6 1/2 furlongs on turf.

"She hasn't been setting the world on fire," said DePaulo. "But it's a big difference, from wide-open to this race."

DePaulo also is hoping that the move back out to 1 1/16 miles will benefit Krz Exec.

"That's all she was doing later on at 2," said DePaulo, noting that Krz Exec had finished her first campaign with three straight two-turn victories, including a pair of stakes.

Krz Exec also is a stakes winner on turf, having captured the 6 1/2-furlong Ontario Damsel here last summer before going to the sidelines just two starts later.

The Silver Deputy, a $100,000 overnight stakes for 2-year-olds, also was offered for Sunday but did not attract the minimum five entrants and was scrapped.

Last-minute turf training

The turf training course was open here Friday but will begin its summer hiatus on Sunday and is not scheduled to reopen until Sept. 2.

With the going soft and the cones up, Rahy's Attorney and Anne's Purse both galloped in preparation for upcoming stakes.

Rahy's Attorney is eyeing next Sunday's Grade 2, $250,000 Sky Classic over 1 3/8 miles on turf, while Anne's Purse has been entered in this Sunday's $125,000 Rainbow Connection at Fort Erie.

Gerry Olguin will be at Fort Erie to ride Anne's Purse in the Rainbow Connection, a five-furlong turf race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Woodbine-based riders Tyler Pizarro, Ray Sabourin, and Na Somsanith also will be at Fort Erie for the Rainbow Connection.

Grand Adventure gets in breeze

Sunday's turf workers here included Grand Adventure, who breezed in 1:03.60 under rider Eurico Rosa da Silva.

Grand Adventure, a Kentucky-bred 3-year-old owned by Sam-Son Farm and trained by Mark Frostad, won his maiden and the one-mile Summer on the grass here last year.

In the third and final start of his campaign, Grand Adventure finished 10th of 12 in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita.

"He was running pretty well, but he dropped right out," said Frostad, adding that Grand Adventure came out of the race with a stifle injury.

"Then, on the farm in Kentucky, he injured himself again. Hopefully, he's worth waiting for."

Careless Jewel readies for Alabama

Careless Jewel breezed five furlongs in 1:00.60 on the main track here Friday under regular rider Robert Landry in preparation for next Saturday's Alabama at Saratoga.

"Perfect," said trainer Josie Carroll, who caught Careless Jewel galloping out six furlongs in 1:13.60.

Careless Jewel, owned by Donver Stable, won two in a row here and then shipped south for a 7 1/4-length score in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks over 1 1/8 miles on July 18.

The Kentucky-bred Careless Jewel is scheduled to leave Thursday for the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama, a 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.

Much Obliged fires bullet

Much Obliged earned a bullet for breezing five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on the main track for trainer Malcolm Pierce.

"Obviously, she's doing awfully good," said Pierce, who has sent out Much Obliged for two wins in as many starts here this year.

Much Obliged has been nominated to the Grade 2, $300,000 Canadian, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares here Sept. 20, and the Grade 2, $200,000 Ballston Spa, a 1 1/16-mile turf race at Saratoga on Aug. 29.

Teeder Kennedy dead at 83

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday for Theodore "Teeder" Kennedy, who died of congestive heart failure at age 83 on Friday morning.

Kennedy had a long association with Thoroughbred racing as an owner, a breeder, a steward, and as the chief of security at Fort Erie until his retirement in the early 1990s.

Kennedy also had a long and successful career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning five Stanley Cups and a Hart Trophy as the National Hockey League's most valuable player in 1954-1955. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.

The funeral will take place at St. James and St. Brendan Anglican Church, 55 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Port Colborne chapel of Davidson Funeral Homes, 135 St. Clarence Street.