10/19/2010 11:07AM

Mobil Unit takes huge drop in class for turf sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Mobil Unit towers over the field on class in Thursday’s Woodbine feature, and will undoubtedly be favored in the Ontario-sired allowance for nonwinners of three, which is scheduled for 6 1/2 furlongs on the grass.

Mobil Unit has been second in three consecutive restricted stakes, on three different surfaces, since his victory in an Ontario-sired allowance route June 24. The streak began on the dirt at Fort Erie on July 25, when he helped to set the pace before giving way to Golden Moka in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales.

Mobil Unit then moved to the turf here Sept. 5 for the Vice Regent. He was the 4-5 choice in that one-mile event for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds, but couldn’t catch Officeinthevalley, who ran the race of his life to win by daylight.

Most recently here on Polytrack, Mobil Unit was dismissed at 22-1 against some salty older Ontario-sired opposition in the seven-furlong Overskate. The favored Sand Cove prevailed, but Mobil Unit edged out pacemaker Daniel Be Good for the place after a ground-saving trip, and was awarded a career-high 90 Beyer Speed Figure.

David Clark retains the mount on the Mike Keogh-trained Mobil Unit, who may find the distance of Thursday’s feature a little short for him.

Iwillgotothemoon was a tired third after dueling up front in the Vice Regent. He won his only other grass outing over 6 1/2 furlongs in an Ontario-sired allowance sprint July 31. Jim McAleney will ride him for trainer Steve Attard, who has decent synthetic-to-turf numbers.

Bob Tiller trains the uncoupled duo of Arepeatee and Do You Believe It.

Arepeatee rallied for third over yielding ground in his only grass start in the restricted Bold Ruckus Stakes in the spring. He was a beaten favorite in each of his last three races, and appears to be over the top.

Do You Believe It fared well in both of his turf tries, which included a nose score in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance Oct. 2.

Simply Bold rallied inside for a handy win in a turf allowance Sept. 4, and is turning back off front-running third-place finish at 1 1/16 miles on Polytrack.

Legal Review has been sidelined since a lackluster performance in the six-furlong Bold Ruckus.

Main-track-only entrant Gas N Dash is in solid Polytrack form.