06/13/2010 11:00PM

Golden Girl Sue samples turf


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Golden Girl Sue has proven to be well worth the $32,000 for which she was claimed, and she has a license to handle the grass in Wednesday's featured second race, a one-mile Ontario-sired allowance for nonwinners of three.

Trainer Tino Attard took Golden Girl Sue for owner Brenda Goodlet on Oct. 15. She paid for herself three weeks later, when she won a $62,000 Ontario-sired maiden special in front-running style, receiving a 65 Beyer Speed Figure.

Golden Girl Sue finished a distant third when she met a weak field of Ontario-sired males in her final 2-year-old outing in the Kingarvie Stakes on Nov. 28.

Golden Girl Sue is by the good grass sire Bold Executive, and her dam has thrown four turf winners, including two of her full siblings -- Boardroom Beauty and Jet Set Exec.

The consistent Lunar Linda has been camera shy throughout her career, but she could go favored under Corey Fraser.

Lunar Linda finished second in both of her turf tries, including in the restricted La Prevoyante Stakes in September, which she lost by just a neck to Double Malt.

Lunar Linda ran second to a sharp Moonlit Beauty in her season opener and she was third in another Ontario-sired allowance most recently. Trainer Ian Black is adding blinkers for this race.

Fashion Conscious made up some ground to end up fourth when she debuted on the Polytrack on May 7. She subsequently graduated over seven furlongs on the grass, earning a 69 Beyer.

Nice Lady has improved dramatically since she was claimed for a mere $9,500 in April by trainer Scott Fairlie. She captured an Ontario-sired allowance for nonwinners of two on May 12 and was second when she was boosted up to this level 12 days later. She was never in the hunt in her only grass start nearly a year ago.

Koonunga Hill is winless since her front-running victory in the seven-furlong Ice Water Stakes in September 2008. She was scratched from the June 6 Rainbow Connection Stakes at Fort Erie after that turf sprint was moved to the main track.

Show Me the Ring won the allowance prep for the Grade 3 Natalma Stakes on the grass last August, before trailing the field in the Natalma itself.

Precious as Jade, who had traffic problems in her season opener, is exiting a fifth-place finish behind Nice Lady and Lunar Linda on May 24.