11/17/2008 12:00AM

Gone Trajectory looks ready to fire


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Gone Trajectory has been knocking on the door this fall, and seems poised for a long-overdue victory in Wednesday's featured third race at Woodbine. A second-level allowance for Ontario-sired runners, the race will be contested at 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack. It is the first leg of the pick six, which has a carryover of $6,194.

Gone Trajectory hasn't found the mark since he won a 1 1/16-mile allowance in his first start of 2007. He was only an early factor in his belated season opener in August, but managed to finish a close third after making an early move in a Sept. 3 allowance.

Gone Trajectory dropped a nose decision in a Sept. 21 allowance to Mamma's Knight, who came back to finish second in an open first-level allowance. Cool Hand Duke, the third runner across the wire, subsequently won an Ontario-sired allowance.

Gone Trajectory was ambitiously spotted most recently on the grass in the Bunty Lawless Stakes, but he made trainer David Bell look like a genius when he wound up second behind favored Sand Cove, who was coming off a win in the Ontario Derby. Gone Trajectory was awarded a lifetime-best Beyer Speed Figure of 87 in that one-mile event.

Emile Ramsammy will take over from the suspended Emma Wilson riding Gone Trajectory, who has worked twice this month.

Apalachee Storm figures to set the pace off a front-running third-place finish against similar opposition going nine furlongs Oct. 29. He graduated on a clear lead in July, and got his second victory at 21-1 odds in a 1 1/16-mile race Oct. 11.

Apalachee Storm's connections, trainer Mike Wright and jockey Anthony Stephen, teamed up to capture last Sunday's second race with Ghostly Concerto.

Valid Venture is in with a realistic chance. He has run hot and cold during the meeting, but he came from fourth to defeat Ontario-sired allowance stock on Sept. 17 to earn a Beyer Figure of 78, his career best. He was second last time in a seven-furlong allowance at Wednesday's class on Oct. 19 in which he earned a 77 Beyer.

Silent Knight and El Gran Jake are linked in an entry from Analisa Delmas, one of the hotter trainers on the grounds. Silent Knight has won two restricted events in a row, a maiden race on turf and an allowance on the Poly. El Gran Jake posted two straight double-digit losses in October before ending up second last out.