07/28/2008 11:00PM

Intentional Fever back on turf


More than 10 months after winning an overnight stakes in her first try on turf, Intentional Fever is finally getting another chance on grass.

Good enough to win one stakes on dirt and hit the board in two other six-figure stakes on the main track, the versatile 4-year-old Intentional Fever is among 12 fillies and mares going five furlongs on the grass in Thursday night's $60,000 Jennie Wade Stakes at Penn National Race Course.

Based at Delaware Park with trainer Tony Dutrow, Intentional Fever came from off the pace to score by a length in a five-furlong overnight stakes at her home track on Sept. 5. Her 88 Beyer Speed Figure is the second highest lifetime turf number in Thursday night's field.

She subsequently finished second over sloppy going in the $200,000 Miss Woodford on the Breeders' Cup undercard at Monmouth Park, then finished third of six in her lone start this season in the $100,000 Sweet n Sassy, a six-furlong dirt stakes at Delaware on July 4.

Dutrow shows a 3-for-3 record with horses switching from dirt to turf for the second start following a layoff, as Intentional Fever does.

Intentional Fever's two most dangerous rivals look like multiple stakes winner All Giving and Fanlight Fanny. Both are coming off subpar performances in the Buckland Stakes at Colonial Downs, an extremely productive race that produced three next-out winners.

Buckland winner Smart and Fancy, also trained by Dutrow, returned to repeat in the $100,000 Light Hearted Stakes at Delaware with a 95 Beyer. Runner-up Ride Em Cowgirl came back to win the Nicole's Dream on Arlington's Polytrack with a 91 Beyer, and the fifth-place horse from the Buckland, Privately Approved, took an optional claimer at Colonial with an 82 Beyer.

All Giving, the 121-pound highweight in the Jennie Wade, has two stakes wins, the The Very One at Pimlico and the Conniver at Laurel Park, both on the main track. She is 3 for 7 on the turf, but hasn't been better than fourth in her last two starts on grass dating back to October.

Fanlight Fanny, a front-runner, is 4 for 13 on grass, including a career-best 90 Beyer in a five-furlong optional claimer at Tampa Bay Downs in February. Rosemary Homeister Jr., who was aboard for that win, is reunited with Fanlight Fanny for the first time since then.

Anofficerandalady won her turf debut in last fall's P.G. Johnson at the Meadowlands, but hasn't shown the same zip in her two starts this season at Monmouth and Delaware.