08/24/2009 11:00PM

Landry riding a hot streak


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jockey Robert Landry has been on quite a whirlwind during the past week. After winning a race here Friday, he went to Saratoga, where he captured the Grade 1 Alabama aboard runaway winner Careless Jewel on Saturday. He was back here Sunday to take the finale, a $12,500 claimer, aboard Spider Rock, and he steered Super Tak to a runner-up placing in a $10,000 contest at Fort Erie on Monday.

Landry has always been known for his ability to aid in the development of young horses, and he will ride first-time starter Montana Memories in Thursday's sixth race, a $20,000 maiden claimer for 2-year-olds.

Montana Memories has the same connections as Careless Jewel - Donver Stable and trainer Josie Carroll. His sire, Champali, is just 1 for 35 with 2-year-old first-time starters, but his stakes-winning dam has thrown the precocious stakes winner Barbazilla.

In the only non-claiming event on the card, the fourth, a maiden special for 2-year-old fillies, Landry will ride the debuting Moment of Majesty.

Moment of Majesty is from the first crop of the deceased Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who is 1 for 17 with debuting offspring. She is the first foal from an A.P. Indy mare and is bred to go much farther than the six-furlong distance of this race.

Sue Leslie trains Moment of Majesty, who is owned by National Hockey League goalie Curtis Joseph.

The other well-bred first-timers in the fourth are Perfect Belle, High Definition, and Velvet Moss.

Perfect Belle, by Perfect Soul, is out of the millionaire sprinter Bourbon Belle, the dam of last year's Canadian champion 3-year-old and Queen's Plate winner Not Bourbon.

Perfect Belle has been working quickly for trainer Roger Attfield, who has enlisted Tyler Pizarro for the mount.

High Definition is by Richter Scale and out of stakes winner T.V. Countess, the dam of four added-money winners, most notably champion 2-year-old filly Countess Diana. Her trainer, Greg de Gannes, has sent out 12 percent 2-year-old debut winners over the last two years while yielding a flat-bet profit.

Velvet Moss is a Stronach Stable homebred by Group 1 French Derby winner Shamardal. She is the first foal from a stakes-placed mare who won her opener at 2.

Even the Odds looks best of those who have started in the fourth. She got away slowly before rallying mildly for fifth in her lone appearance.