10/29/2008 11:00PM

Finger Lakes: Ferraro sends out Vintage Tough


Trainer Michael Ferraro, who has won three of the previous eight runnings of the Finger Lakes Juvenile, will try to connect again when he brings back his filly Vintage Tough on short rest for Saturday's $50,000 race at six furlongs.

Just two weeks ago, Vintage Tough came from slightly off the pace to win the Finger Lakes Juvenile Filly by 2 1/2 lengths. Ferraro won the Juvenile three straight years from 2003 to 2005.

Either Mike From Queens or Mr. Jolson could win on his best race, but it's tough to gauge what to expect.

Mike From Queens reversed his form when he dropped in for a claiming tag to win his maiden, earning a 75 Beyer Speed Figure, in a race six weeks ago at Belmont Park. The horses who finished behind him that day are a collective 0 for 4 since then, but Mike From Queens can't be dismissed, coming from the high-percentage barn of Bruce Levine.

Mr. Jolson ran a huge race at Suffolk in his second start, romping by nearly 16 lengths while collecting an 84 Beyer. He bounced to a 29 in his first try versus winners, however. Since two of his three career races are bad, the maiden win at Suffolk is beginning to look like a fluke.

Momsboy ran well to finish second in the $144,000 Aspirant on Sept. 1, but broke slowly and was never competitive when he returned in the New York Breeders Futurity. A bullet three-furlong work on Tuesday hints he may ready to display his good form now.