05/31/2010 11:00PM

Jenny's So Great taking shot on grass


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Several 3-year-old fillies will experiment on the grass in Wednesday's second race at Woodbine, including the stakes-placed Jenny's So Great, who will probably go favored in the first-level allowance over seven furlongs.

Jenny's So Great graduated second time out last August, before running the race of her life against the boys in the Swynford Stakes. She gave the heavily favored Ghost Fleet a scare in the seven-furlong Swynford, but her bid fell a neck short and she had to settle for second.

Jenny's So Great couldn't keep up in a subsequent route stakes, the Grade 3 Mazarine, but she came back to finish a close second in the six-furlong Fanfreluche Stakes. She capped her campaign by running third in the open Glorious Stakes over seven furlongs.

Jenny's So Great could manage only third as the favorite in her season opener in a five-furlong allowance. She is coming off a fading fifth-place finish in the restricted Fury Stakes.

The progeny of Jenny's So Great's sire, Greatness, have yielded above-average numbers on the grass, but there's little turf breeding in her immediate family. Emile Ramsammy will ride her for trainer Greg de Gannes, who's pulling the blinkers off.

More Miss Crissy, who graduated in a dead heat May 8, shouldn't mind the surface switch. She is by the excellent turf sire More Than Ready, and her versatile dam, Miss Crissy, won the La Prevoyante Stakes over this course.

Jim McAleney retains the mount on More Miss Crissy, who is trained by Reade Baker.

With the portable rail way out in lane 5, Moseley's Gift's speed could be effective if she clears the field by the turn. She graduated over $32,000 maidens April 28, and the runner-up came right back to topple $25,000 maidens.

Moseley's Gift doesn't have much grass in her bloodlines, as evidenced by her low Tomlinson turf number.

Rebecca's Song, a 4-year-old trained by Ian Black, closed belatedly for fourth in a fast seven-furlong allowance on the grass May 16. She was previously a distant second on the Polytrack behind Impossible Time, who subsequently won the Ballade Stakes.

Hint of Lemon is making her first start in over a year for leading trainer Mark Casse, who sent her out to win her maiden over seven furlongs here in 2008. She was last seen running sixth against $50,000 claimers in March of 2009 at Santa Anita.