11/22/2010 1:42PM

Lookinoutforangels fresh for Woodbine return


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – There will be nine races on Wednesday night’s card at Woodbine Racetrack, instead of the usual eight, and Lookinoutforangels returns from a layoff in the finale, a seven-furlong Ontario-sired allowance for fillies and mares.

Lookinoutforangels went to the sidelines for nearly a year after her victory in an Ontario-sired allowance for nonwinners of two in August of 2009, and she missed the board in her first three starts at this stand.

Lookinoutforangels was a deceptively good fourth in her last race, which came Sept. 9 in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint at Wednesday’s nonwinners-of-three level. She made up some ground along the inside over a Polytrack that favored outside closers, and was beaten four lengths by victorious Lady Elena, who came back to run second in an open allowance. Two horses exited that race to score, Getting Bold, who won an Ontario-sired allowance, and Lucky n’ Bold, who beat $40,000 conditioned claimers.

Emile Ramsammy will ride Lookinoutforangels for trainer Suzanne Drake, who is 1 for 4 with 61-180 day comebackers over the past five years.

Lucky Melissa could go favored off her runner-up finish behind front-runner Tennis Bracelet in a six-furlong allowance Nov. 5. She won her previous race, which came against easier Ontario-sired allowance stock going five-eighths, after getting away slowly and then rallying wide from left field.

Chantal Sutherland retains the mount on Lucky Melissa for trainer Carlo Fuoco, who is taking the blinkers off for the filly’s first race beyond 6 1/2 furlongs. That trainer-rider combo is 4 for 13 at the meet.

Bold Vixen hasn’t been an impact player since her authoritative allowance victory July 28, although she wasn’t badly beaten in the La Prevoyante Stakes on the grass Sept. 11. She wound up fourth behind Getting Bold in her last Polytrack race Sept. 30. Eurico Da Silva will ride her for the first time since he won her maiden last fall.

Nice Lady had a productive spring campaign before tailing off late in the summer, and she ran third behind Lucky Melissa in her first appearance in two months Nov. 5.

Jester’s Bid barely beat nonwinners-of-two allowance foes two races ago, and then finished fifth after a tardy beginning in her first try at this level.

Nocookiesforpapa was second in the Victorian Queen Stakes last year at 2, but she hasn’t improved this year from a Beyer perspective.