Updated on 09/16/2011 8:16AM

Diadella likely out for year


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Diadella will miss the Sept. 29 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine after coming out of her second-place finish here in the Canadian Handicap with an undiagnosed injury. Diadella "has a problem up high in her left hind leg," said her trainer, Malcolm Pierce.

"She's probably out for the season," said Pierce, who trains the 5-year-old Diadella for Stronach Stable.

Pierce said X-rays taken of Diadella's leg were pending. He speculated that the firm turf over which the Canadian was contested, and that Diadella was forced to check hard during the running, may have contributed to the injury.

Diadella's campaign had been tailored specifically to the Taylor and the Canadian was just her second start of the year.

Diadella's biggest win came in the 2001 Canadian. She went on to finish a troubled eighth in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor, a 1 1/4-mile turf race for fillies and mares which will offer a record purse of $750,000 this year.

Drysdale pair breeze

Nadia, who checked in from California last week to prepare for the Taylor, breezed six furlongs in 1:19 on the turf Wednesday, working with stablemate Touch of the Blues. Both are trained by Neil Drysdale.

Robert Landry was aboard Nadia while John McInerney, an assistant to trainer Phil England, guided Touch of the Blues over a yielding course with the dogs well out from the inner rail.

"They just went easy," said Robert Guest, an assistant to Drysdale. "They didn't need much."

Nadia, a Group 1 winner in France last year, finished fifth in her North American debut in her last start July 25 at Del Mar.

Touch of the Blues, an unlucky fifth here in the Sept. 8 Atto Mile, stayed on to train for the Oct. 6 Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile.

Sam-Son workers

Quiet Resolve, 11th in the Atto Mile, also is a possibility for the Grade 1, $600,000 Shadwell Mile. Owned by Sam-Son Farm and trained by Mark Frostad, Quiet Resolve worked five furlongs in 1:02.80 on the turf Wednesday in company with stablemate Strut the Stage, who was clocked in 1:02.40.

Exercise rider Paul Ravera rode Quiet Resolve while jockey Todd Kabel piloted Strut the Stage, who ran seventh in the Atto Mile and also could make his next appearance at Keeneland.

Portcullis, a 3-year-old gelding who is heading to the $1.5 million Canadian International for Sam-Son and Frostad, also worked five furlongs on the turf Wednesday, going in 1:02 after tracking stablemates Ford Every Stream (1:02) and Lucky Old Sun (1:02.60).

"He worked well," said Frostad. Portcullis goes for his fourth consecutive turf stakes win here Sept. 29 in the Grade 1, 1 1/2-mile mile International.

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Perfect Soul worked seven furlongs in 1:27.80 on the turf Wednesday and also is on track for the Canadian International. Exercise rider Paul O'Sullivan was aboard for the drill.

Perfect Soul, owned by Charles Fipke and trained by Roger Attfield, finished second in his stakes debut in the Grade 1 Niagara, a 1 1/2-mile turf race here Aug. 31.

Zindabad, who finished a close third only to be disqualified and placed sixth here in last year's International, is slated to be the first overseas arrival for this year's running. He is scheduled to arrive Friday evening.

A 6-year-old horse who is trained by Mark Johnston, Zindabad won the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and finished third in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes this summer.

2-year-olds gear up

Simcoe winner Mobil worked impressively on the turf Wednesday, going five furlongs in 1:00.40 under exercise rider Louise McDonald. The move was the fastest of 26 at the distance.

"I worked him in behind a couple of other horses, and he just blew by them," said Mike Keogh, who trains Mobil for Gustav Schickedanz. "He worked very well."

Mobil won his maiden in the Simcoe, a seven-furlong yearling sales stakes for 2-year-old cots and geldings here Sept. 2. He will bypass Sunday's $125,000 Swynford and run in the $250,000 Cup and Saucer, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds here Oct. 12.

Wando, another Canadian-bred 2-year-old stakes winner in the Keogh-Schickedanz fold, drilled five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on the main track Wednesday.

McDonald was aboard as Wando worked in company with stablemate Last Answer, a 2-year-old who was clocked in 1:01.80 and is scheduled to debut here Saturday.

Wando is slated to make his next appearance in the $250,000 Grey, a Grade 2 race for 2-year-olds over 1 1/16 miles here Oct. 6. The colt won his first two starts, including the six-furlong Vandal, before being beaten a head as the runner-up in the Grade 2 Summer over a mile of turf here Sept. 8.

Mulrainy works for La Lorgnette

Mulrainy worked six furlongs in 1:14.40 on the main track Wednesday and is headed to the $125,000 added La Lorgnette, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies here Sept. 28.

"It was nothing serious," said her trainer, Tom O'Keefe. "We're just keeping her happy, that's all."

Owned by Wings of Erin Farm, Mulrainy had regular rider Chantal Sutherland in the irons as she worked head-and-head with stablemate Regal Wings, a maiden 2-year-old filly.

Mulrainy's first stakes win came in the Duchess, a Grade 3 race for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs here Aug. 10. She then finished second in the 1 1/16-mile Algoma Sept. 2.