06/03/2007 11:00PM

Multiple contenders in big field


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jim Dandy Stable and trainer Sid Attard, who won Sunday's Plate Trial Stakes with Jiggs Coz, could have the favorite in Wednesday's Woodbine feature in A Touch of Glory.

She makes her first start of the year in a field of 12 in this first-level allowance, which is scheduled for 6 1/2 furlongs on the grass.

A Touch of Glory won her maiden over six furlongs on the turf in her first start of 2006 last June 16. Three weeks later, in the 6 1/2-furlong Ontario Damsel Stakes, she was a front-running second behind Strike Softly, currently the leading older filly or mare at Woodbine.

The second half of A Touch of Glory's 2006 campaign was disappointing, although she managed to finish fourth behind Essential Edge and Strike Softly in the one-mile Ontario Colleen.

On Wednesday, A Touch of Glory will shed the blinkers while retaining jockey Emma Wilson, who has won with 4 of 13 Attard-trained mounts at the meeting.

Pugilistic comes off a memorable debut in a seven-furlong maiden special on the grass. After breaking slowly, she saved ground and then closed wide in the stretch to prevail with a 78 Beyer Speed Figure.

Pugilistic is out of a half-sister to stakes winners Santa Amelia, Allende, and With Care, all of whom adored the turf. Her trainer, Mac Benson, and apprentice jockey Michelle Rainford have combined to go 3 for 3 at the meet.

My List was stakes-placed three times last year at 2, including in the Grade 3 Mazarine Breeders' Cup. Most recently in the Grade 3 Selene Stakes, she faded badly after getting softened up in a speed duel.

My List has never tried the grass, a surface for which she has little breeding.

One Across, who has been idle since the fall, was competitive in both of her turf starts last year at 3. She finished third behind A Touch of Glory after a wide trip in an Oct. 7 allowance won by Archers Dreamer.

One Across worked five-eighths in a bullet 59.20 seconds over the turf training track May 27 for Malcolm Pierce, an accomplished turf trainer.

Gigli's Charm, entered for the Polytrack only, is seeking her fourth win in a row.