11/25/2009 1:00AM

Doctor Jack catches a break at Woodbine


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Stakes-placed Doctor Jack will drop into Ontario-sired allowance company in Friday's fourth race at Woodbine, and will likely be favored in the six-furlong dash for 2-year-olds.

Doctor Jack wound up third in the restricted Clarendon Stakes when he was still a maiden in his second start July 4. Three weeks later, he won his maiden convincingly over five furlongs after mounting a wide rally.

Doctor Jack was a non-threatening third in his next appearance, which came over seven furlongs in the slow-paced Simcoe, a stakes for graduates of local yearling sales. Perhaps his best effort was when he was a fast-closing second Oct. 12 in the six-furlong Bull Page Stakes, beaten a half-length by Legal Review. The 71 Beyer Figure he earned then equaled the number that he got for his maiden victory.

Doctor Jack never challenged while racing near the inside over an outside-biased track in his last outing in the seven-furlong Frost King Stakes, which like the Bull Page is for Ontario-sired runners.

Doctor Jack has worked twice leading up to this engagement, and Jim McAleney will ride him for trainer Danny Vella.

Trainer Bob Tiller sends out the entry of Race for Gold and Arepeatee. Chantal Sutherland was named on both horses.

Race for Gold was bet down to 5-2 when he debuted in a six-furlong maiden special Nov. 1, and he got the job done with an outside stalking trip. A son of Where's the Ring, Race for Gold is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Soul Rebel.

Arepeatee checked in a distant second to Doctor Jack in his debut in July, but he didn't earn his diploma until four starts later on Sept. 20. He went on to finish third in the Bull Page and sixth in the Frost King.

Three Eighty, a front-runner trained by John Mackenzie, was a hard-trying second in a fast $40,000 claimer last Saturday, earning a 71 Beyer.

Dashing Tom graduated at first asking in a six-furlong maiden special Nov. 13, although the field that he beat that day wasn't anything special.

Abruptly won his maiden third time out in October. He made a middle move along the rail before fading in the stretch when eighth in the Frost King.

Rounding out the field are the fillies Elated Moon and Hastetothewedding. Both of them missed the board in the Oct. 3 Victorian Queen Stakes.