11/09/2009 1:00AM

Distance agrees with Someone to Love


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Someone to Love should be prominent in a light field in the $125,000 South Ocean Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile route for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies on Wednesday at Woodbine.

Someone to Love has started four times, all for trainer Bob Tiller, who owns her with Howard Fishman.

After three losses in sprints to begin her career, Someone to Love graduated in her first two-turn attempt Sept. 23. She came from fifth in that mile and 70-yard maiden special to prevail by a nose over Executive Pick, earning a 61 Beyer Figure.

Tiller said he bypassed the more lucrative Princess Elizabeth Stakes on Oct. 31 in favor of the South Ocean because Someone to Love wasn't herself.

"I didn't think she was quite right a few weeks ago," Tiller said. "She was a little dull for a couple of days, but she's doing good now."

Tiller said Someone to Love has definitely found her calling around two turns.

"I just don't think that she wanted to sprint," said Tiller. "She got in behind horses, and [was green]. Hopefully, she's matured enough that so she'll run well."

Attitude Included, trained by Mark Casse, graduated second time out in August, and went on to finish eighth in the Muskoka Stakes and fourth in the Victorian Queen Stakes.

Attitude Included finished a lapped-on third in her last start, the six-furlong Fanfreluche Stakes. The South Ocean will be her first start around two turns, and the daughter of successful freshman sire Mobil is bred to handle middle distances.

Shezadozer and Peploe, second and third in the Aug. 2 Nandi, are also going long for the first time.

Shezadozer was beaten a neck by Oistins in the Nandi. She went on to finish fourth in the Muskoka, third in the Victorian Queen, and is coming off a fifth in the Fanfreluche.

Peploe's maiden victory came over 4 1/2 furlongs in May, and she was a non-threatening fifth most recently in the Victorian Queen.