06/30/2009 11:00PM

Indian Apple Is oozes potential


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The Kentucky sire Indian Charlie has produced many talented fillies, including champions Indian Blessing and Fleet Indian. Indian Apple Is, a large daughter of Indian Charlie with above-average potential, deserves top billing in Friday's Woodbine feature, a 6 1/2-furlong first-level allowance sprint worth $72,200.

When she debuted May 9, Indian Apple Is broke slowly and saved ground en route to running third in a tough maiden special. That six-furlong contest has yielded several next-out winners, most notably Careless Jewel, who romped in an allowance route on Queen's Plate Day.

Indian Apple Is defeated two next-out winners herself May 23, when she graduated on the front end at 6 1/2 furlongs, earning an 80 Beyer Speed Figure. She has since worked five-eighths three times, all in above-average clockings.

Patrick Husbands retains the mount on the Bob Tiller-trained Indian Apple Is, a homebred owned by Frank DiGiulio Jr.

Carem Crescent also got an 80 Beyer when she earned her diploma, which came in her debut going six furlongs June 6. She rallied four wide from mid-pack then to score by three lengths under Eurico Da Silva, who has the call again on Friday.

Malcolm Pierce trains Carem Crescent, a nicely bred Distorted Humor filly owned by Melnyk Racing Stable.

Trainer Catherine Day Phillips entered Short Shorts and True Jean in the headliner.

Short Shorts has had a little break since her victory in a six-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired runners May 2. She earned just a 73 Beyer that day, but was awarded an 80 Beyer when she romped in another Ontario-sired allowance in November.

True Jean, who has also been idle for two months, ran hot and cold in her two allowance outings in the spring.

Lola B. is in with a realistic chance off her narrow loss in a first-level allowance for 3-year-olds on the grass June 12. She's meeting older rivals for the first time in her third start off a long layoff, and was competitive in two stakes last year at 2.

Colorino and Six Pack Sammy were both victorious in $40,000 conditioned-claiming company in June, while registering a 76 Beyer.

Third Time Lucky was claimed for $40,000 in May, and is coming off a fifth-place finish in the restricted Zadracarta Stakes on turf.

Rounding out the field is Blonde Humor, who hasn't shown much since her runaway maiden triumph in December.