04/17/2007 11:00PM

Quick in Deed vs. Laptop Computer


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Quick in Deed and Laptop Computer both figure to be prominent in Friday's Woodbine headliner, an optional $62,500 claimer for 3-year-olds and up.

During a four-race win streak in 2005, Quick in Deed won two stakes for trainer Abraham Katryan, the Bold Ruckus and the Achievement Handicap.

Last year, Quick in Deed had an abbreviated campaign under trainer Sid Attard, including a nine-length win in a $62,500 optional claimer on the Polytrack in November.

This year, Quick in Deed was reunited with Katryan, who sent him out to a third-place finish in the allowance prep for the Jacques Cartier, a stakes he bypassed. He set the pace in that 5 1/2-furlong sprint before fading in the final furlong. The winner, Vibank, ran seventh in the Jacques Cartier, but the third-place finisher, Are You Serious, was third in that race.

Katryan felt Quick in Deed needed his comeback race.

"He's gotten a little bit older," he said.

Laptop Computer received a 90 Beyer Speed Figure in each of his two winter outings, both at six furlongs on the inner track at Aqueduct. He was bumped after the break and ended up second in a Feb. 24 optional claimer won by Trailing Twelve, who returned to run second in a first-level allowance. Silver Ferrari exited that same race and won an Aqueduct allowance on Saturday.

Laptop Computer is making his first start for trainer Nancy Triola, who has won with 5 of her 13 new acquisitions over the past three years. Emma Wilson has the mount.

Other win possibilities in the feature include Orozco, Sonoma Storm and Louie Nekia.

Orozco was claimed from a third-place finish for $20,000 here April 8 by trainer Scott Fairlie on behalf of Richard Englander. Orozco had a busy winter campaign at Laurel, where he won three races, including two $7,500 starter allowances. He has 11 wins in 41 starts, including three wins at five furlongs.

Sonoma Storm won a $40,000 claimer here in November for his second win on the Polytrack. After time off, he was second in a relatively slow $50,000 contest April 8.

Louie Nekia finished a close third behind Sonoma Storm in his season opener, hanging in the final strides. He is winless since capturing a first-level allowance in the fall of 2005.