09/25/2007 11:00PM

Fracture ends season for Don's Folly

EmailETOBICOKE, Ontario - Don's Folly, a talented 2-year-old colt trained by Mike DePaulo, will not see action again this season.

Don's Folly suffered a condylar fracture in a hind leg, DePaulo said, and has been operated on.

Don's Folly will need four or five months to recuperate and will be spending the winter in Ontario.

Owned by Don Cole, Don's Folly won his debut over five furlongs in Ontario-sired company and then finished a closing second in the six-furlong Vandal for Ontario foals.

In his last outing, Don's Folly was a rallying winner of the seven-furlong Simcoe, which was restricted to products of the local yearling sale.

DePaulo's major target for Don's Folly this fall had been the $250,000 Cup and Saucer, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds here Oct. 14.

Roberts prepares for first stakes

Rookie trainer Steve Roberts, who won the first two races of his career last month with Curve of the Moon, is hoping to saddle his first stakes starter in the $125,000 Victorian Queen here Wednesday evening.

Lady d'Wildcat, who gave Roberts his third win, in a six-furlong Ontario-sired maiden race here Aug. 25, breezed five furlongs in 1:02 here Wednesday for the Victorian Queen, a six-furlong race for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies.

Owned by Stuart Hyman, Lady d'Wildcat stalked the pace under Dave Clark in her debut before opening up in midstretch and holding safe a closing Short Shorts by a half-length.

"Clark said that when that other filly came up to her, there was no way she was going by," Roberts said.

"I really don't know what we've got here; she could be really good."

Clark was committed to ride Miss Juicey in the Victorian Queen, so Roberts has engaged the services of Emma-Jayne Wilson, who was aboard Lady d'Wildcat for Wednesday's workout.

Miss Juicey, owned by 3 Sons Racing Stable and trained by Tiller, also won at first asking, closing strongly to prevail by a nose in a six-furlong Ontario-sired maiden race.

"I think she's better than what she showed there," Tiller said. "She broke in a tangle and got in behind horses on the rail. It was a gutsy effort."

Nicki Knew finished for season

Nicki Knew, who was pointing for Saturday's $250,000 Mazarine Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, is out for the year with a saucer fracture, said trainer Kevin Attard.

Nicki Knew won her maiden over seven furlongs in her second start here Aug. 22. She finished fourth in the Nandi Stakes in her debut.

Nicki Knew, an Ontario-sired homebred, is owned by Knob Hill Stable and the Estate of Steve Stavro.

The Grade 3 Mazarine, a 1 1/16-mile race, attracted just five entrants, including stablemates Officer Cherrie and Satin Slippers.

Officer Cherrie and Satin Slippers both are trained by Mark Casse, who trains seven of the 17 nominees for the Mazarine.

Born to Be, one of the Mazarine entrants, was supplemented at a cost of $5,000.

Bishop Court Hill tops prep race

Bishop Court Hill, a Grade 1 winner who joined Casse's string here this summer, heads a field of six for Saturday's supporting feature, a six-furlong turf allowance that is the $79,900 prep for the Nearctic Stakes.

The Grade 2, $500,000 Nearctic will be run over six furlongs of turf on Canadian International Day, Oct. 21.

Speak Wisely returns in allowance

Speak Wisely, who became a stakes winner in the Ontario Colleen over one mile of turf here last time out, has been entered in a second-level allowance/$60,000 optional claiming race here Saturday.

Six fillies and mares, including one main-track-only entrant, are listed for the 1 1/8-mile turf race.

Speak Wisely is owned by Sam-Son Farm and trained by Mark Frostad.

Bosskiri retired after injury

Bosskiri, a 5-year-old mare who won a stakes race in each of her four campaigns, has been retired to the breeding shed after suffering an injury in her last start.

Owned by Harlequin Ranches and trained by Reade Baker, Bosskiri finished seventh as the favorite in that race, the Rainbow Connection over five furlongs of turf at Fort Erie on Aug. 12.

"She tore a tendon in behind," Baker said. "At first, it looked like an infection, but it never cleared up. We ultrasounded it, and it was all over."

Bosskiri, Ontario-sired by Kiridashi out of the Academy Award mare Bossy Boots, retires with of 7 wins, 4 thirds, and earnings of $464,679 from 17 outings.

Her stakes successes, beginning in 2004, came in the 5 1/2-furlong Nandi, seven-furlong Lady Angela, and six-furlong Ballade here, and in the Ernie Samuel Memorial over 5o1/2 furlongs of turf at Fort Erie.