08/25/2008 11:00PM

Drop, switch to dirt should help Intentional Fever


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Trainer Tony Dutrow was disappointed by Intentional Fever's latest effort in the Jenny Wade Handicap on the turf at Penn National.

He is looking for a rebound effort Thursday at Monmouth Park in the feature race, a fourth-level optional $75,000 claimer on the main track.

Intentional Fever faces six rivals in the six-furlong race after six straight stakes appearances.

Dutrow is hoping for more than the fourth-place finish Intentional Fever delivered in the Jenny Wade as the 6-5 favorite.

"I thought she had proved more than the others in the race," Dutrow said. "She had had a race off a layoff. I was anticipating her running better than she did that day. However, it could just be that she is better on dirt."

Nine of the 4-year-old Intentional Fever's races have come on the main track, as have 3 of her 4 wins.

"We'll have to see how we feel about it after she runs back on the dirt at Monmouth," Dutrow said.

Intentional Fever posted a pair of stakes wins at Delaware Park last season: the Beautiful Day on the main track and the Walkin in Da Sun on the grass.

Joe Bravo picks up the mount.

Sheets has been stuck in a rut this year with three starts and a trio of fifth-place finishes. Trainer Alan Goldberg will try to snap the filly out of the funk by adding blinkers and jockey Daniel Centeno.

Best last-race Beyer Speed Figure honors go to Thunders Dove, who rang up a 97 in her second-level allowance win here on June 25 for trainer Nick Zito. The lightly raced filly has 3 wins and 2 seconds in 8 starts as she takes a double class hike for this race. Zito has given the mount to Elvis Trujillo.

Vontay has the least experience in the field. The 5-year-old Vontay makes her first start in more than a year for trainer Christopher Grove, and only the sixth of her career. She has shown ability in those limited opportunities, earning four wins.

Eddie Castro will be aboard.

Solarana made up a lot of ground in a short span in the six-furlong Regret Stakes on the Haskell Day undercard, rallying from 10th to get second. She has hit the board in all three career starts at Monmouth but is still seeking her first win here.

Pablo Fragoso rides for trainer Stanley Hough.

Dicey Girl and Zhou complete the field.