04/11/2002 11:00PM

No Cheating looks sharp for sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - No Cheating, a runaway winner in her only 2002 start, should be favored in Sunday's Woodbine eighth-race headliner, a $62,500 optional claimer.

A field of 11 fillies and mares was drawn for the seven-furlong race, which carries a purse of $62,900.

No Cheating earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 82 in her March 30 victory against preliminary allowance runners. She vied for the early lead before drawing off for a 4 1/2-length score.

Bob Tiller, Woodbine's leading trainer in 2001, claimed No Cheating from her next-to-last start of 2001 for $50,000 on behalf of The Very Dry Stable. She won just once in 12 outings last year, but was second on four occasions and banked $75,743 during the year.

Ray Sabourin, tied for ninth in the Woodbine rider standings, retains the mount on No Cheating, a daughter of Domasca Dan.

Band Lady, coupled with No Cheating, won first time off the Tiller claim in her last start, in a 1 1/16-mile preliminary allowance on Dec. 2. She has worked quickly this spring, but may be prepping for a longer race. David Clark has the call.

Chanceisalady, another contender in the feature, won her only outing at this stand. Trained by Scott Fairlie, she led throughout a $62,500 optional claimer on the second day of the meet, covering five furlongs in 57.99 seconds and earning a Beyer Figure of 74.

Completing the eighth-race lineup are Nakoda, Bar U Mokwa, Langano, Foolish Gator, Victorian Dancer, Cosa Rara, Niki Nikininedoors, and Sugar Kick.

Stakes winner Chamul should improve off her first meet start in the fourth race on Saturday's 10-race program, a seven-furlong allowance for fillies and mares.

Chamul won her maiden here last spring in the six-furlong Star Shoot Stakes, earning a Beyer of 90. She then ran second in the seven-furlong Fury Stakes and finished far back in the June 9 Woodbine Oaks, and was shelved for the rest of the year by trainer Mike Doyle.

Chamul was fourth in her return to action over a sloppy track in a six-furlong allowance at the Fair Grounds on March 1. On opening day here, she saved ground on a dead rail in a five-furlong allowance and finished sixth as the favorite.

Lining up from the rail out in the fourth race are Chamul, Northbound Sally, Classy Solution, Mighty Dixie, Melisma's Valley, and Tricky Moment.

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