04/29/2007 11:00PM

One Card returns to six furlongs


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - One Card seems poised to handle his Ontario-sired allowance opposition in the six-furlong feature on the first Wednesday evening card of the Woodbine meeting.

One Card lit up the tote board at 39-1 when he debuted against $25,000 maidens on Oct. 4. He rallied inside to score by four lengths, earning a solid 76 Beyer Speed Figure for covering six furlongs in 1:12.

One Card didn't run again until April 13, when he finished second in a five-furlong allowance. Sent off at 4-1, he rallied on the outside over a track that favored inside speed.

One Card is stretching out to the distance of his maiden victory, and apprentice Tyler Pizarro retains the mount for trainer Audre Cappuccitti. Pizarro rode two of Cappuccitti's three winners at the meeting.

Among the others entered in the opener on the eight-race card are Effteesee, Vintage Year, and Gladiator at Home.

Effteesee is coming off a gutsy victory over $20,000 maidens in which he fought off two challengers on the lead before drawing clear in the final furlong. He drew favorably on the inside for Wednesday's race, and the move up in class isn't overly ambitious.

Vintage Year finished a length behind One Card in third after saving ground when he returned from a four-month layoff Aprilo13. The best he could manage in 12 starts last year was a third-place finish in a six-furlong event at this level Nov. 26.

Gladiator at Home was a prominent third in a two-turn Ontario-sired allowance here Dec. 10. He never fired while racing wide throughout his season opener, a $40,000 conditioned claimer.

The second race on the card, a $40,000 sprint for nonwinners of two, kicks off the pick seven, which has not been won this year and has a carryover of $12,467.

Ju Ju Beast should be strongly backed as he descends from allowance company for his second start of the meeting.

Ju Ju Beast graduated over $50,000 maidens here on the Polytrack in November, then spent the winter at Fair Grounds, where he placed in two grass allowances.

David Clark will ride Ju Ju Beast for trainer Josie Carroll.

The pick seven sequence concludes in a wide-open $12,500 maiden race that includes a host of big class droppers, most notably Hot Wings.