11/19/2003 1:00AM

My Lordship has great shot, not great pric


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - It's not often that one of trainer Malcolm Pierce's charges escapes the attention of the wagering public.

But that was the case here Nov. 1 when My Lordship, a Kentucky-bred 2-year-old filly who was making the first start of her career in a seven-furlong maiden special, scored by 2 3/4 lengths and returned $32.30.

"We liked her a lot," said Pierce, who trains My Lordship for Live Oak Plantation. "The surprise to me was that she was 15-1."

My Lordship won't be anything near that price here in a first-condition allowance Friday when she looks for her second straight win. The 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies has attracted a field of just five and offers a purse of $67,800.

"She's a very nice filly," Pierce said. "She's trained real well and acts like she's even better on turf - she's worked much better on grass."

My Lordship worked four furlongs in 48.40 seconds on the main track here last Saturday, and Pierce believes she'll be comfortable with the two-turn trip.

"She's plenty fit enough," Pierce said. "I don't think it will be a problem. We're hoping that's what she wants to do next year."

Jim McAleney retains the mount on My Lordship, who will break from post 2 as the probable favorite. Her opponents, in post order, will be Cherished Bid, Donnas Trial, Beyond the Horizon, and Paniemoniam.

Paniemoniam is the only contestant with experience at 1 1/16 miles, having finished second at that distance in the South Ocean Stakes here in her last start.

Owned and bred by Colebrook Farm and trained by Norm McKnight, Paniemoniam was stepping up after winning her maiden at seven furlongs at the $25,000 claiming level. She was the 37-1 outsider in the field of eight for the South Ocean.

The winner of the South Ocean, which was restricted to Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies, was My Vintage Port, who recorded her third straight stakes score and is a leading candidate for the Sovereign Award in her division.

Six Sexy Sisters to make stakes debut

Paniemoniam also was nominated to Sunday's $150,000 Ontario Lassie, the final stakes race for 2-year-old fillies here this season.

Six Sexy Sisters, a full sister to Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, is slated to make her stakes debut in the Ontario Lassie, a 1 1/16-mile race for Canadian-breds.

Owned and bred by Gustav Schickedanz and trained by Mike Keogh, Six Sexy Sisters was an impressive winner of her Oct. 4 debut, scoring by eight lengths at a mile and 70 yards.

Patrick Husbands was aboard that day and was in the irons last Saturday when Six Sexy Sisters worked six furlongs in a snappy 1:12.80.

"The only thing that concerns me a little bit is whether she's tight enough," Keogh said. "I missed a bit of time with her."

El Gran Maestro draws rail

There were just eight nominees for Saturday's feature, the $125,000 Sir Barton, and all but two will run in the 1 1/16-mile race for Ontario-sired 3-year-old colts and geldings.

El Gran Maestro, runner-up to Mobil in the 1 1/8-mile Ontario Derby in his last main-track outing here Oct. 13, could earn his first stakes score in the Sir Barton.

Owned by Fieldstone Farm and trained by Jake Nemett, El Gran Maestro missed by a head when second in the Vice Regent, a one-mile turf stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds here Aug. 6. He was the runner-up in two other Ontario Sire Stakes as a 2-year-old.

Emile Ramsammy retains the mount on El Gran Maestro, who will break from the rail.

Rounding out the field, in post order, are Cibo, Biddy's Lad, Luke in My Pocket, Time of War, and Executive Legacy.

Biddy's Lad is the only stakes winner in the lineup, having captured last year's six-furlong Bull Page for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds, but he will be making his first start beyond seven furlongs.

Diadella going to Calder

Diadella, who had been under consideration for Saturday's Cardinal Handicap at Churchill Downs, will not be making the trip.

"We were aiming in that direction," said Malcolm Pierce, who trains Diadella for Stronach Stable, "but it sounds like it's coming up fairly tough, so we'll regroup and head to Florida."

Diadella's target there will be the Grade 3, $100,000 My Charmer, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for fillies and mares at Calder on Dec. 6.

A Kentucky-bred 6-year-old, Diadella is winless in four starts here this year. But Diadella has endured some difficult trips and did not care for the soft going when she finished last of 10 in her most recent appearance, which came in the E.P. Taylor Stakes on Oct. 19.