10/06/2009 11:00PM

Indian Apple Is has kept classy company


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Things haven't always gone the way of Indian Apple Is, but she figures to take some beating in Friday's second race at Woodbine, a first-level allowance for fillies and mares.

Indian Apple Is was well regarded by trainer Bob Tiller prior to her debut in May, but she didn't have the best of trips that day and finished third behind the future Grade 1 winner Careless Jewel, who has evolved into one of the leading fillies on the continent.

Not surprisingly, Indian Apple Is won her next start on the front end while receiving an 80 Beyer Speed Figure. She was 2-1 in a subsequent first-level allowance, but had to settle for second behind the gifted Carem Crescent, who captured the Duchess Stakes in her next appearance.

After another runner-up placing, Indian Apple Is led throughout an Aug. 15 allowance, but was declared a non-starter by the stewards after the race, because she broke through the gate a split second before the others.

Indian Apple Is was the more-fancied half of the heavily favored entry in a six-furlong allowance Sept. 13. She put away a rival on the lead that day, before giving way to a filly who had sat behind the duel, and was beaten a neck while earning her second straight 82 Beyer.

Patrick Husbands retains the mount on Indian Apple Is, who breezed a fast half-mile in 47.80 seconds on Monday.

Politelyprecious looks next best in the six-horse field. She graduated over seven furlongs with an 85 Beyer in May, before ending up seventh behind the likes of Hooh Why and Milwaukee Appeal in the La Lorgnette Stakes.

Politelyprecious contested two legs of this year's Canadian triple tiara, finishing in a dead heat for fifth in the Woodbine Oaks, and fourth in the Bison City Stakes. Most recently, she pressed the pace before fading to sixth in the 1 1/16-mile Algoma Stakes.

Danciger has missed the board only once in five starts since being claimed for $50,000 in the spring by trainer Stuart Simon. She graduated in a six-furlong maiden special on the grass Aug. 2, and had a very wide trip when sixth in her first venture outside the maiden ranks in a turf allowance Aug. 30.

Dancing Doris ended a drought when she toppled Ontario-sired allowance opposition with just a 69 Beyer following a layoff Sept. 19.

The claimers Mountain Echo and Wildandprosperous round out the field.