10/31/2003 12:00AM

Greattobeloved's streak on line


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Foot problems haven't stopped Greattobeloved from winning her last five races, all at six furlongs. She goes for six in a row Sunday at Woodbine in the $171,300 Jammed Lovely Stakes, a seven-furlong dash for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies.

Greattobeloved's streak began after a short layoff in a June 28 maiden special weight race. She doubled up with another front-running win in an $80,000 claimer, then captured a first-level allow-ance with a three-wide stalking trip in early August.

Greattobeloved earned a career high Beyer Speed Figure of 91 when she won a second-level allowance Aug. 28. She won her last race in a workmanlike manner after pressing the pace along the rail.

"She had a fresh quarter crack from the time before, when she ran a strong race against reasonably good horses," said her trainer, Sandy McPherson. "She missed some training and ran off one slow work. She beat a field which was pretty mediocre, but it was top-heavy with speed. She ran fast early, but it was a slow race over a deep, tiring track."

According to McPherson, Greattobeloved has been plagued with quarter cracks throughout her career.

"She's had a total of four or five different quarter cracks," he said. "She's only worked once since she last ran, but her feet are in good shape now."

Completing the Jammed Lovely field are Elusive Thought, Miss Crissy, Temperance Lake, Pop Princess, Brattothecore, Macdashi, Sharp Miss, Mountain Dawn, Willow Bunch, Kabul, and Deputy Cures Blues.

Miss Crissy has made a name for herself on turf this year, but trainer Emile Allain believes she would have won her last main-track race, the Aug. 9 Duchess Stakes, had she gotten a clear run along the rail through the stretch. She finished third after getting shut off at the eighth pole in that seven-furlong dash, and was placed second by disqualification.

"The way it was shaping up, she was going through the hole," Allain said. "She got stopped and had to be checked, and then she came around and was only beaten a length."

Willow Bunch is coming off a front-running triumph going 1 1/16 miles over a sloppy track in the La Lorgnette Stakes. She has won three of four starts, including her July 2 debut.

Pop Princess is making her first start on the main track, the surface for which she is bred. She returned from a one-year layoff and finished a nose back in second going a mile in allowance company Oct. 12.