05/04/2008 11:00PM

Executrix drops into softer spot


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Stakes-winning 3-year-old Executrix will meet a decent group of Ontario-sired fillies and mares in Wednesday's fifth race, a six-furlong second-level allowance.

Executrix captured the six-furlong Nandi Stakes last August, and also placed in two other restricted stakes in 2007. She banked $170,350 on the year.

Executrix met open company on opening day of this year's meet in the five-furlong La Voyageuse Stakes, and wound up second to her talented stablemate, Shilla, who came right back to beat a quality field in the Fury Stakes.

Executrix came out of the April 5 La Voyageuse none the worse for wear, so trainer Nick Gonzalez wheeled her back just eight days later in the six-furlong Star Shoot, and she finished a dull fifth.

Executrix has had 3 1/2 weeks off heading into Wednesday's race, and is being reunited with Emma-Jayne Wilson, who rode her in the La Voyageuse.

Flashy Consort and Dream Lover finished first and second in an Ontario-sired allowance when they both came off the sidelines April 13.

Flashy Consort is winless since May, when she took an easier Ontario-sired allowance on the front end. She led until the eighth pole in her season opener, and was beaten 2 1/2 lengths by Bold Corky, who subsequently won an open first-level allowance impressively.

Dream Lover is also in the midst of a drought, which dates back to an allowance win in her first 3-year-old outing, which came in April of 2006. In her first race back this year, she lacked room at the quarter pole and in the stretch before closing to miss second by a head.

Natural Mystic won her maiden second time out in a slow clocking in November, while defeating 13 others. She ran much faster in her season debut on April 11, winning a five-furlong allowance after dueling on the front end, and earning an 81 Beyer Speed Figure.

Natural Mystic could bounce on Wednesday, as the 123-pound highweight.

Birsay, Wishart and Valentine Vixen are all coming off the sidelines.

Birsay found her niche last summer on turf, winning her maiden and an allowance, then finishing second in the Passing Mood Stakes. But her late-season form on Polytrack was mediocre.