02/18/2010 12:00AM

Miss Singhsix hardly a lock


In 11 starts since she came to the United States from Ireland, Miss Singhsix has been strictly a warm-weather horse, racing in either Southern California or south Florida. Saturday at Laurel Park, Miss Singhsix will see whether shifting to a cooler climate can help her end a long losing streak when she ships north for the $70,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile dirt race for fillies and mares.

Although she is Grade 2-placed and posted a career-best 102 Beyer Speed Figure two starts ago, Miss Singhsix has not won since December 2008 and has made two of her 15 starts on dirt.

A 5-year-old, she comes from the high-percentage barn of Marty Wolfson, who seldom ventures to the Mid-Atlantic states and hasn't had much success when he has raced in the region. Over the last five years, Wolfson's horses are 0 for 5 - all in stakes - when he has shipped to Pimlico, Delaware, Philadelphia Park, or Charles Town.

So it may be worth taking a stand against Miss Singhsix at a short price.

Two viable alternatives in the six-horse field are Love's Blush and My Main Starr.

Love's Blush is the only horse in Saturday's field to have even hit the board going nine furlongs. She won the restricted All Brandy, contested over a sloppy track, in November and is in sharp form, coming off a five-length win in a second-level optional claimer a month ago.

My Main Starr is still looking for her first stakes victory after seven tries. In her favor, My Main Starr will be making the third start of her form cycle, a positive statistic for trainer Gary Capuano, who is 7 for his last 19 (37 percent) with fillies and mares going long the third time back from a layoff, according to DRF's Formulator.

Trainer Chris Grove, who swept the Grade 2 General George and Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie on Monday, will try to extend his hot hand with Princess Nyla. She won the restricted Geisha last April, but is winless in four subsequent starts.