06/29/2007 12:00AM

Meadow Dancer ready to roll


Meadow Dancer, off a couple of solid preps, heads the featured Ruffian Handicap at Arapahoe. The $25,000-added race at seven furlongs attracted nine 3-year-old fillies.

Trained by Monk Hall, Meadow Dancer was crowned queen of the Colorado-bred fillies here last season. A daughter of Kennedy Factor, Meadow Dancer won her maiden here last June, running off by 14 widening lengths. She next ran in the CTBA Lassie, roaring past 11 other statebreds en route to a 10 1/2-length victory. She finished eighth in the Gold Rush Futurity in her final start last year.

Meadow Dancer, owned by Lynda Hall, ran third in both of her local starts this year, both against older second-level allowance runners. On opening day, May 26, she finished 4-1/2 lengths behind the winner, Supercilious Girl, followed by a seven-length loss to Danceing Craft on June 18.

Orlando Martinez has ridden Meadow Dancer in both of her starts this year and has a return call.

Grammy Girl, appears the main threat, if she runs back to her lone start of the season, here on June 10. She finished a length behind Danceing Craft in a second-level allowance outing.

A Kentucky bred by Jump Start, Grammy Girl won her maiden at the Woodlands last fall. She followed that with a second-place finish in the Woodlands Juvenile in her next start, for trainer Harold Thurston.

Isle Capote, claimed from trainer Steve Asmussen for $15,000 at Sunland this winter, will attract a lot of betting action. Isle Capote won the day she was claimed and has since stared twice for her new owner, Richard Lueck, running seventh and fifth in allowance races at Sunland and Sun Ray, respectively.