04/10/2008 11:00PM

Doyle going for seventh Star Shoot


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Mike Doyle has won the $150,000 Star Shoot Stakes a record six times, dating back to the 1981 running with Muskoka Weekend. He goes for his seventh score Sunday at Woodbine when he runs Forestry's Magic in the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.

Forestry's Magic finished up the track when she debuted last August on the Polytrack, and she was fourth in her only other 2-year-old try, which came on turf.

Following a six-month layoff, Forestry's Magic won her maiden impressively on the dirt at Gulfstream on March 3. She dueled on the lead in that five-furlong maiden special and then drew off in the stretch for a five-length win, receiving a Beyer Speed Figure of 82.

Trainer Josie Carroll entered two contenders in the Star Shoot, Authenicat and Victory Romance.

Authenicat was third in the Sovereign Award voting for the 2007 champion 2-year-old filly. She captured 3 of 6 starts at 2, including the restricted Victorian Queen Stakes, where she streaked six furlongs in 1:09.80 and was awarded a 90 Beyer Figure.

Authenicat has been idle since her runner-up finish in the Grade 3 Pocahontas Stakes on Oct. 28 at Churchill, which was won by Kentucky Oaks contender Pure Clan.

"Authenicat had an exceptional winter, and trained very well," said Carroll. "She had a great first year, and hopefully she can build on that."

Victory Romance graduated in a minor stakes at Northlands in August. She ran second in three consecutive stakes here in the fall, most notably the Grade 3 Mazarine Breeders' Cup.

"Just like Authenicat, Victory Romance is in fantastic condition, even better than I had hoped," Carroll said.

Executrix is returning on short rest after running second behind her more fancied stablemate Shilla last weekend in the five-furlong La Voyageuse Stakes. Trainer Nick Gonzalez said he isn't overly concerned with the quick comeback.

"I walked her myself the day after the La Voyageuse, and she dragged me around the shed row for a half-hour," Gonzalez said. "When we took her back to the track, she was still happy and good. I ran her back pretty close one time last year, and she ran pretty creditable."