10/17/2005 11:00PM

Odds shrink on 'Nomistake'


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Mike Doyle pulled off a 53-1 shocker last Sunday when he sent out Pyramid Park to win his maiden on the grass in the Cup and Saucer Stakes.

In Thursday's Woodbine feature, a turf allowance for fillies and mares, Doyle will run Nomistakeaboutit, who won't be anywhere near 53-1 - or the 22-1 that was her price in the Sept. 25 Flaming Page Stakes. She rallied from far off a hot pace in that 1 1/2-mile marathon and wound up second to a runaway winner, Noble Stella, who is nominated to Sunday's Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes.

Nomistakeaboutit, a 4-year-old by Triple Crown winner and good turf sire Affirmed, was claimed for $40,000 in July by owner Bob Ackerman. She subsequently ran seventh and third in a pair of entry-level allowances, both over middle distances.

Nomistakeaboutit should be well-suited to the 1 3/8-mile distance of Thursday's feature, assuming there's an honest pace to set up her closing kick. Her new rider, apprentice Emma Wilson, is just 3 for 42 at the meeting aboard Doyle-trained runners.

Dance for Dash woke up dramatically when she nearly led throughout a $40,000 conditioned claimer on Sept. 4. Most recently, in a 1 1/8-mile allowance, she finished third behind unbeaten Stunning Rose and Wonder Where Stakes winner Silver Highlight.

Richard Dos Ramos retains the mount on Dance for Dash for trainer Barb Minshall, a combination that has yet to win at this meet.

She's Sterling was just a nose behind Dance for Dash in fourth on Sept. 23. She won her maiden last fall going 1 3/8 miles at Belmont, but hasn't hit the board in six starts this year.

She's Sterling worked five-eighths around the dogs in 1:01 over the turf training course on Oct. 9. Her trainer, Malcolm Pierce, has enlisted jockey Todd Kabel, a combination that is an outstanding 11 for 29 at the meeting.

Catch a Fire struggled during the first half of the year, but was rejuvenated when she returned from a layoff in a $40,000 conditioned claimer Sept. 15, winning at 10-1 after closing from last. The second-and seventh-place finishers from that event both came back to score for $40,000.

Catch a Fire has never raced beyond 1 1/8 miles, but could enjoy the stretch out in distance. Jono Jones has the call for trainer Catherine Day Phillips.