07/23/2007 11:00PM

Only If Split in optimum spot


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Stakes winner Only If Split has found an ideal spot in Thursday's second race at Woodbine, a second-level allowance for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Only If Split finished second in each of her first three outings last year at 2 before winning her maiden in style in the Sept. 4 Muskoka Stakes, which was for graduates of local yearling sales.

Only If Split was laid up for over nine months prior to her season debut in a six-furlong allowance. After stumbling at the break, she went directly to the front and set a quick pace en route to a 5 3/4-length triumph. Her time of 1:10.60 translated into an 82 Beyer Speed Figure.

Only If Split tried the turf for the first time in the July 8 Ontario Damsel Stakes, finishing seventh after dueling through fast fractions. She was entered in another restricted turf stakes Wednesday, the Passing Mood, but trainer Lorne Richards has opted for this easier spot on the Polytrack.

Todd Kabel has the mount on Only If Split, who is taking off the blinkers.

Also entered in the six-furlong sprint are Anglias Girl, Flashy Consort, Calina, Foxs Consort, and Flashy Pink.

Anglias Girl had a productive 2006 campaign, winning 2 of 6 starts and $76,722. She was only an early factor in her season opener at this Ontario-sired classification.

Anglias Girl met stakes-caliber opposition most recently in the allowance prep for the Grade 3 Royal North Stakes. She trailed in the five-horse field, but was beaten only 4 3/4 lengths by race winner Financingavailable, last year's champion older female in Canada.

Anglias Girl is out of the versatile stakes winner Anglia, the dam of Grade 3 Marine Stakes winner Anglian Prince.

Flashy Consort posted a front-running win in a slow clocking May 26. Most recently, she employed a speed style again in another Ontario-sired allowance, running second behind Box Office Launch.

Calina finished up the track behind Financingavailable last time out in the six-furlong Ballade Stakes. She defeated Flashy Pink in her 2007 debut in a five-furlong allowance.

Foxs Consort has not raced since a poor performance in a $40,000 conditioned claimer Dec. 6. She has been working on a regular schedule for trainer Darren Glennon, who won with the comebacking Ele May Larkin last week.

Flashy Pink tried stakes company in her two most recent starts, finishing fifth in the Ballade and second in the Ernie Samuel Memorial on the grass at Fort Erie.