09/19/2007 11:00PM

On the Edge looks ready to fire fresh

EmailSeveral fillies with fine recent form will meet a particularly interesting one on the comeback trail in the $75,000 Weekend Delight Stakes on Saturday at Turfway Park.

Over the Edge, who won the Cincinnati Trophy Stakes in her most recent appearance last January at Turfway, returns to action against nine rivals in the six-furlong Weekend Delight, the highlight of a Turfway program that shares the state spotlight with the Kentucky Cup turf series at Kentucky Downs. In all, 16 races are carded on a blended program, with 10 at Turfway and six at Kentucky Downs.

A 3-year-old Thunder Gulch filly, Over the Edge made a memorable debut last November at Churchill Downs, earning a 98 Beyer Speed Figure, then raced twice in stakes before being shelved. She finished a troubled second in the Gowell before winning the Cincinnati Trophy.

"We've been fighting ankles her whole career," said Jack Bohannan, the Churchill-based assistant to trainer Rusty Arnold. "We finally had a tiny flake taken out, and she really has come back great."

Bohannan said he oversaw two workouts for Over the Edge at Keeneland when Arnold was at Saratoga this summer, and "she worked very well - very well," he said.

Assigned post 9 in a field of 10, Over the Edge will be ridden by Jimmy Lopez.

There is no shortage of capable rivals in the Weekend Delight. Among those bringing sharp form into the race are Country Diva, winner of a Mountaineer stakes on the Aug. 4 West Virginia Derby undercard; Spanish Ghost, a game winner of a second-level allowance sprint here Sept. 9; Morner, a stakes winner who captured an Ellis Park allowance in her last start; Marina Ballerina, winner of a turf stakes at Monmouth Park last out; and Humorous Gal, who returns from a tougher race at Saratoga as the most dangerous late threat in here.

Rounding out the lineup are Milago, Tak Wild, True Tails, and Exciting Justice.

True Tails might be a playable longshot with Randall Toups aboard. A speedy 5-year-old mare, True Tails won back-to-back sprints, including the Spring Fever Stakes, last winter at Oaklawn Park before running into Miss Macy Sue, who subsequently won the Presque Isle Masters, in the Carousel. She since has been transferred by owner Marie Troncone into the stable of Mark Danner.