11/10/2009 12:00AM

Post 10 might not doom Tight Precision


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Working over the Churchill Downs grass course Nov. 3, Tight Precision jumped some of the "dogs," the orange cones positioned in middle of a turf course for training, and lost her rider. A little more than a week later, seemingly none the worse for wear, she heads Wednesday's featured ninth race at Churchill, a $50,000 second-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Although Tight Precision won't have to contend with any dogs in her way, one thing is similar.

"She's out there where the cones are" for works, trainer Tom Proctor said, referring to her outside draw in a field of 10.

Tight Precision certainly took the worst of the draw, putting her at risk of a wide trip. But she may have the tactical speed and class to overcome it. Four times she has hit the board in stakes races, including last fall at Keeneland, where she ran second to Acoma in the Grade 3 Valley View Stakes.

Tight Precision, a 4-year-old daughter of Pure Prize, has started just once this year in an Oct. 9 race at Keeneland that was taken off the turf and moved to Polytrack. She ran reasonably well, pressing the pace before fading to fifth.

Proctor called the race a "perfect" comeback after she spent nearly a year on the sidelines recovering from an unspecified leg injury.

"She got a little tired and the jock didn't beat her up," he said.

Jesus Castanon, aboard for her recent start at Keeneland, has a return riding assignment.

Banker's Choice and True Birkin head the opposition. Banker's Choice, like Tight Precision, is stakes-placed and making her second start off a layoff. True Birkin, meanwhile, finished a close fourth in her last start Oct. 9 in a race transferred from grass to Polytrack. In her prior start Aug. 15, she won an allowance on turf at Ellis Park by more than eight lengths.