07/21/2005 12:00AM

Raylene headed to Monmouth after local stakes race fails to fill


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Reade Baker had been looking forward to running Raylene in Saturday's $100,000 Belle Mahone, a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares.

But the Belle Mahone is not part of Woodbine's guaranteed stakes schedule. And when the Belle Mahone attracted just four entrants, the race was history.

Raylene has raced just once this season, finishing five lengths behind One for Rose when third in the Matron, and Baker now will be looking toward Monmouth Park for the mare's next outing.

Raylene's target there is the $100,000 Lady's Secret, a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares on Aug. 7.

The Lady's Secret is one of seven supporting stakes offered on Haskell Invitational Day, and Baker also hopes to be represented in two others.

Judiths Wild Rush, winner of two stakes for Baker here this season, is slated to make his next appearance there in the $100,000 Teddy Drone, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and upward.

Silver Bird could contest the $100,000 Regret, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares.

Holy Soul shut down

Baker had planned to be represented in Saturday's Colin by Holy Soul, who was an impressive winner of his five-furlong debut here June 26.

But Holy Soul, owned by Cam Allard and Waymore Holdings Ltd., will miss not only the Colin but the balance of the season.

"It's nothing major," said Baker. "He was just starting to get a little 'shinny.' By the time we fired and blistered him and patched him up, there would be no time left for him anyway. He will probably head to Gulfstream with me this winter."

One for Rose to face males in Seagram Cup

One for Rose, Canada's reigning champion filly or mare, was among the Belle Mahone nominees but was not entered. One for Rose finished fifth in Monmouth's Grade 2 Molly Pitcher on July 9.

"It was too soon for her," said trainer Sid Attard. "We don't want to punish her now. If we do, we're going to pay for it later."

Attard said One for Rose is slated to try males in the Grade 3, $150,000 Seagram Cup, a 1 1/16-mile race here July 30.

One for Rose was a five-length winner of the Seagram Cup last year.

Ever So Free wants more ground

Trainer Abraham Katryan unveiled an impressive first-time starter on Thursday. Ever So Free, with Rui Pimentel in the irons, was a 2 3/4-length winner of a six-furlong maiden special that went in a brisk 1:09.95.

Owned by the Kelynack Racing Stable of Glenn Harvey, Ever So Free is an Ontario-bred colt by Fly So Free out of the Vice Regent mare Tico's Regent.

"He was in at the track last year but he was immature, so we went him back home," said Katryan. "He came back in early this year, but he had a slight injury and we sent him back home again.

"We had always liked him; we had him nominated for the Queen's Plate. I still strictly believe he's a two-turn horse."

Bold Grenadier wires Deputy Minister

Bold Grenadier sprung an upset Wednesday night in the $125,000 Deputy Minister Stakes, leading all the way in the seven-furlong event for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds.

Bold Grenadier ($16.60) outsprinted favored Quick in Deed, the 126-pound highweight, and recorded fractions of 22.66 and 44.75 seconds under jockey Na Somsanith. Quick in Deed, who usually runs directly on the front end, was rated in a pace-pressing position by Ray Sabourin, and began to wilt exiting the turn.

Bold Grenadier drew off in the stretch and got home on top by seven lengths in a final time of 1:22.74. Flat Rock closed for second, finishing 1 1/2 lengths clear of Quick in Deed. Gladiator at Home was fourth in the four-horse field. Dave the Knave and Archers Alyancer were scratched.

"I thought Quick in Deed would show a little more speed," said Scott Fairlie, who trains Bold Grenadier and owns him in partnership with Amarpreet Bhangoo.

Doyle fined for paperwork snafu

Trainer Michael Doyle has been fined $2,000 after Gem Fire, winner of the seventh race here June 29, tested positive for procaine penicillin.

Doyle had failed to submit a required slip stating that Gem Fire had been treated with the medication, so the matter essentially was a clerical error and did not warrant a suspension, the stewards ruled.

Gem Fire has been disqualified for all purposes save parimutuel wagering, and the purse will be redistributed.

Leading rider Emma Wilson, who was aboard Gem Fire, loses credit for the victory.

- additional reporting by Ron Gierkink