11/12/2010 2:13PM

Nina Fever tries to make it five in a row in Glorious Song


ETOBICOKE, Ontario—The speedy Kentucky shipper Nina Fever brings a four-race win streak into Sunday’s $150,000 Glorious Song Stakes, a seven-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack.

Nina Fever was an also eligible for the Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Nov. 5, but she failed to draw in, and was also scratched from a Churchill Downs allowance two days later.

Nina Fever graduated at first asking by eight lengths in a short maiden special over Keeneland’s Polytrack in April. Following a pair of lackluster performances in graded stakes, she romped in a $40,000 claimer Sept. 4 at Monmouth.

Nina Fever struck again Sept. 13, when she won a six-furlong optional claimer on the grass at Kentucky Downs, a race that impressed trainer Wesley Ward.

“She came back in nine days then, which is hard to do,” said Ward.

Nina Fever won back-to-back Polytrack sprints with ease in October at Keeneland, while earning big Beyer Figures of 86 and 88. Those two races, a $30,000 claimer and a $40,000 starter, were a mere six days apart.

Nina Fever outfinished stablemate Madman Diaries during her five-furlong turf breeze Oct. 31 at Churchill. Madman Diaries subsequently finished fourth after setting the pace in the Grade 2 BC Juvenile Turf.

Street Prize has won two in a row since she was eased after running behind the spill that injured jockey Emma Wilson in her Aug. 21 debut. Three weeks later, she graduated in front-running style.

“When she broke her maiden, we just wanted to get her out of trouble,” said trainer Darwin Banach. “It maybe wasn’t the best racing strategy, but it worked. It was a deep, tiring Polytrack, and I think she was the only horse who won on the lead that day.”

Street Prize doubled up in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance Oct. 1.

“She’s grown and filled out since her last race,” Banach said. “We’re very happy with where she’s at.”

Fun Filled received a 78 Beyer for capturing her only start from off the pace in a seven-furlong maiden special on the grass Oct. 3.

Smart Sting also earned a 78 Beyer while landing her debut on the turf. She was supplemented for $3,000 by trainer Roger Attfield.

Athenamore also won her lone outing, in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special on the Polytrack.