05/22/2010 12:00AM

Jordan tries to keep stakes streak alive

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario -- Trainer Terry Jordan has won a Woodbine stakes during each of the past two weekends, and he'll try to keep the streak alive on this holiday Monday when he saddles the once-beaten Oistins in the $125,000 Lady Angela.

Oistins is returning from a layoff of nearly eight months in the seven-furlong contest for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies.

After dropping her debut about a year ago, Oistins reeled off three straight wins, all in front-running style under Jim McAleney. The streak began when she defeated restricted maidens June 27, and she doubled up Aug. 2 in the six-furlong Nandi Stakes, another Ontario-sired event.

After a two-month break, Oistins led throughout the six-furlong Victorian Queen Stakes, scoring by a length in a time that earned her a 63 Beyer Speed Figure.

Oistins has worked quickly leading up to the Lady Angela. Two weeks ago, she drilled three-quarters in 1:11.40 on the Polytrack. Jordan said he believes that she won't need a race before finding her best form.

"She's doing well," said Jordan. "She's got a lot of miles under her. She's been working awfully fast -- actually too fast. She's doing it well in hand. I think she'll handle the seven furlongs. The only reason that she's been off a long time is that I've been waiting for this OSS race."

Jordan said Oistins has improved during her time off, but she remains on the diminutive side.

"She's a better horse than she was last year," Jordan explained. "She's developed quite nicely. She's not a big horse, but she's got a big heart."

Jordan and McAleney teamed up to win last weekend's Grade 3 Hendrie with Tribal Belle. They also took the Grade 3 Vigil on May 9 with the brilliant Hollywood Hit.

Trainer Mike Doyle is sending out Gin Queen and Shezadozer.

Gin Queen graduated over seven furlongs in her final 2-year-old appearance, and was second to a sharp Miss Reginella in her season opener April 28.

Shesadozer was competitive in several restricted stakes at 2, without finding the mark. She was third in her only outing at the meet in allowance company April 9.

"They're both going into the race excellent," said assistant trainer Brent Harris. "They both worked well last week. I can't ask for anything more."

Jacally overcame traffic problems to notch her seven-furlong debut May 7, and could be the sleeper.