07/20/2010 10:21AM

Fifty Proof tops Woodbine turf allowance


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Fifty Proof, a cleverly named son of Whiskey Wisdom, is the one beat in Thursday’s featured fourth race, an Ontario-sired allowance for nonwinners of three that is scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

Fifty Proof ran two solid races on the grass last year for trainer Ian Black. He graduated second time out over nine furlongs on Sept. 2, registering a 76 Beyer Speed Figure in his first try with Lasix.

Three weeks later, Fifty Proof looked like a winner at the furlong marker in a 1 1/16-mile allowance on the turf but was out-finished by Bayland. He capped his 3-year-old campaign with a victory in an Ontario-sired allowance route on the Polytrack.

Fifty Proof had been idle for more than 8 1/2 months when he was a wide-closing second over an inside-biased track in a six-furlong allowance June 30, an effort that should serve as a good tightener for this event.

Justin Stein has the mount on Fifty Proof, who will break from the outside post in the six-horse field.

It’s Time Bear is the lone 3-year-old in the lineup. He had a productive 2-year-old season under the guidance of trainer Reade Baker and was gelded prior to his first outing this year.

It’s Time Bear tried the turf for the first time June 6, in the restricted Bold Ruckus Stakes. He set slow fractions over yielding ground in the six-furlong Bold Ruckus and kept on going to win by daylight with an 80 Beyer.

It’s Time Bear is competing beyond six furlongs for the first time and figures to be the pacemaker under Emile Ramsammy. He seems vulnerable going this far.

Collerosa had been sidelined for a year when he came from off the pace to capture a six-furlong allowance on the lawn June 18. He finished third in a pair of turf routes two years ago at 2, including in the Cup and Saucer Stakes.

Hisaki wound up third after running prominently last July in the nine-furlong Toronto Cup Stakes on the grass and has run hot and cold in the interim.

Peter’s Charisma doesn’t possess much turf breeding, but he moves like a horse who should handle the unfamiliar footing. He had a wide journey over an inside-favoring track when seventh in a seven-furlong allowance last Friday.

Full of Wisdom is shareless in four starts this year.