Updated on 09/16/2011 8:06AM

'Grey' is pick of small litter


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Grey Tobe Free looks like a standout in the $35,000, 1 1/16-mile Senate Appointee, but it will be hard to choose a favorite in the $35,000, 6 1/2-furlong Lassie Stakes on Sunday at Hastings Park. The Senate Appointee drew only four horses and will go as the first race, while the Lassie drew a full field of 11 2-year-old fillies and goes as the seventh of 13 races.

Grey Tobe Free, who is trained by Robbie Anderson, has won both of her starts at Hastings Park this year. She cruised home by six lengths over Inish Glora in the 1 1/8-mile Brighouse Belles July 6. After finishing fourth in the Boeing Stakes at Emerald July 21, she scored a convincing three-quarter-length win over Always a Dixie in the B.C. Cup Distaff

Aug. 5. She has some tactical speed and her jockey Chris Loseth will likely ask her to use it.

Queen of My Nights should have an easy time making the lead. The last time she had things her own way she won the Sun Handicap June 15.

Catahoula Rose won the Duchess of York Stakes at Stampede Park June 8 but her best finish at Hastings this year was a third to Grey Tobe Free in the B.C. Cup Distaff.

With 11 2-year-old fillies in the field, the Lassie is a different ball of wax. Leading trainer Harold Barroby likes his chances with Rosie Position who was impressive beating $35,000 maidens Aug. 11.

My Miss Emily is the lone stakes winner in the field and she's coming off of a good third-place finish in the B.C. Cup Debutante Aug. 5. Lil' Irish Annie finished second in the Debutante and could go off as the favorite.

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