07/02/2011 10:39AM

Fort Erie: Bent Attorney goes for Rainbow Connection repeat

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FORT ERIE, Ontario – Bent Attorney won last year’s Rainbow Connection when the race was switched to the main track, and he will be looking to double up in this year’s version at Fort Erie Monday.

The $125,000 Rainbow Connection, a five-furlong turf race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares, headlines an 11-race card, which also includes a pair of stakes races for Quarter Horses.

Four of the nine runners in the Rainbow Connection will be running on grass for the first time, but Bent Attorney has plenty of experience on it. Bent Attorney has tried the turf nine times, hitting the board in six of them, including two wins. Her last turf win came two years ago in the $50,000 Ernie Samuel Memorial over five furlongs on this course.

Bent Attorney has started once this season, finishing fourth for a $40,000 claiming price in a six-furlong race at Woodbine on June 4.

Emile Ramsammy will take the call on Bent Attorney for trainer Allen Desruisseaux, who took over from Don MacRae for owner Centennial Farm this year.

Woodbine shipper Sans Sousi, trained by Mike Doyle and to be ridden by leading rider Luis Contreras, ran second to Bent Attorney in this event last year and is back again.

Sans Sousi lost a six-furlong turf allowance win via a disqualification. In two other starts on grass, her best race was a third in Woodbine’s Passing Mood Stakes.

Fabric, also in from Woodbine, sports a win and a second in two turf starts. An off-the-pace runner, Fabric will have Martin Ramirez aboard and should be flying in the final furlong for trainer Beverley Chubb.

Articulating, who has one win in four turf attempts, has speed and could be up close from the get-go. Matt Moore, her regular rider this season, will be in the saddle.

One of the more interesting contestants in this race is Shesadozer, a 4-year-old by Perigee Moon. A first-timer on the grass, she arrives from Penn National where she wired the field in her last two starts, winning both with ease. Trained by Stephanie Beattie, Shesadozer will have Gerry Olguin aboard.

Tennis Bracelet and Classy Katherine, also first-timers on the turf, have excellent speed.