10/21/2008 11:00PM

Queenly Luck makes return in turf route


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Cinnamont Stable and trainer Jim Smith combined to take last Sunday's Maple Leaf Stakes with Tell It as It Is. They will team up again with the long-winded Queenly Luck in Friday's sixth race at Woodbine, a first-level allowance scheduled for 1 3/8 miles on the grass.

Queenly Luck, a 6-year-old mare, spent her formative years at Woodbine and ended up in Florida last winter with trainer Peter Walder. She was beaten just a neck when she ran third in a 1 3/8-mile allowance at Tampa in March, and went on to have a successful stint at Philadelphia Park.

Queenly Luck has been idle since she won a 1 3/4-mile starter handicap on the grass July 29 at Philly. She will be making her first start for Smith, who has been working her on the Polytrack, over which she is winless in five starts.

Emma Wilson, who rode Tell It as It Is in the Maple Leaf, was named on both halves of the Cinnamont entry - Queenly Luck and Serenity Lake.

Serenity Lake, a 3-year-old trained by Malcolm Pierce, has struggled since her third-place finish in the March 21 Bedanken Stakes at the Fair Grounds. She got away slowly before taking the long way home and finishing ninth in an allowance here Oct. 13.

Parris Hill is one of several live Mark Casse-trained runners on the card, along with Coffee Bar in the first and Oconee in the third.

Parris Hill finished third and fifth in her two summer outings, both going 1 1/4 miles on the grass. Blinkers are being added to her equipment, a successful Casse angle.

Velvet Hammer closed for second in her most recent allowance try Aug. 15. She was unplaced in both of her starts this fall, the Carotene and Flaming Page stakes.

Forever Red finished behind Velvet Hammer and Parris Hill in sixth while returning from a long layoff Aug. 15, a race she had to have needed.

Fintona was a troubled fourth in the 1 1/2-mile Flaming Page. She nearly won a 1 1/4-mile allowance in July.

Didana was not an impact player in claiming races during the spring in England. She went too fast on the lead in her local debut, and stopped abruptly on the turn.

Lady Sarah graduated in her fifth and most recent start while beating Silver Brew, who is going on Lasix in Friday's race off a flat effort.