10/10/2007 11:00PM

I Can't Dance edge in Great Falls

EmailAlthough the Great Falls is scheduled for five furlongs on the Meadowlands turf course, six of the seven 3-year-olds entered in the $55,000 stakes have never raced on grass.

Assuming the race remains on the turf, I Can't Dance has the advantage after winning his grass debut in a first-level allowance sprint at Philadelphia Park three weeks ago.

Good form on synthetic surfaces, however, often translates well to turf, which means Call Me Clash and Natural Speed merit respect.

Call Me Clash set swift fractions and just missed in the seven-furlong Lafayette over Keeneland's Polytrack last spring. He has been off since June, but shows two recent bullet works at Monmouth Park for his comeback.

Natural Speed, a three-time sprint winner this season, returned from a five-week layoff and led through the first five furlongs of the $100,000 Tom Ridge over the Tapeta at Presque Isle Downs. His trainer, Steve Asmussen, is 4 for 6 with the horses he has run at the Meadowlands fall meet.

Double Colico hasn't raced on turf or a synthetic surface, but he regularly trains on Tapeta at Fair Hill in Maryland. He comes into the race off a pair of four-furlong bullets for high-percentage trainer Steve Klesaris.