04/27/2008 11:00PM

Miss Juicey can end Tiller's shutout


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The powerful Bob Tiller barn is overdue to break through at the Woodbine meeting, and Miss Juicey should end her trainer's 0-for-14 drought in Wednesday's feature, a 5 1/2-furlong first-level allowance for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Miss Juicey put together a useful two-race campaign as a 2-year-old. She rallied from seven lengths back to capture her Sept. 8 debut by a nose, in a fairly slow six-furlong maiden special.

Miss Juicey met a good field of Ontario-sired fillies going six furlongs a month later in the Victorian Queen Stakes, in which she faded to fourth after pressing the early pace. The runaway winner, Authenicat, subsequently ran second in the Grade 3 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill, and third-place finisher Lady d'Wildcat returned to take a first-level allowance.

Following a six-month absence, Miss Juicey was a prominent second in a five-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired fillies on April 11. The Beyer Speed Figure she earned, a 77, should be good enough to get the job done on Wednesday.

Tiller's go-to rider, David Clark, retains the mount on Miss Juicey.

Gracelicious will make her seasonal debut under jockey Chantal Sutherland, who won 16 races at the Santa Anita winter meeting.

Gracelicious can acquit herself well while fresh. She blew a daylight lead at the eighth pole before narrowly losing in her debut last September. She subsequently graduated in a slow maiden special before tailing off.

La Mancha was competitive in the majority of her Ontario-sired allowance outings last year, while being ridden exclusively by Richard Dos Ramos. She set dawdling fractions before fading to third when going 1 1/16 miles in her last start, Dec. 5.

Midnight Joker took 1 of 5 starts during the first half of 2007 before going to the sidelines. She never fired when she ran Dec. 1 following a long layoff, but was a respectable third with the addition of Lasix in her season opener against $40,000 conditioned claimers.

Crying the Blues did her best running last year on the grass, the surface over which she won her maiden in 2006.

The pick seven carryover is $5,163.