10/20/2008 11:00PM

Regan Lodge dangerous on move to Polytrack


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Fillies in good grass form could dominate Thursday's Woodbine headliner on the Polytrack, especially the Mark Casse-trained Regan Lodge.

Regan Lodge was 2-1 when she debuted in a seven-furlong maiden race on the Polytrack and finished a distant fourth. She resurfaced three months later at a mile on the grass Aug. 20, and was a charging runner-up to Graceful Gracie.

Regan Lodge won her maiden last out going 1 1/16 miles on the grass, scoring by three-quarters of a length after a four-wide stalking trip. She worked five furlongs in 1:01.80 last week, and should be favored in this first-level allowance for Ontario-sired females.

Aint No Cure has been competitive at Thursday's nonwinners-of-two condition since returning from an extended layoff, and is trying 1 1/16 miles for the first time since last October.

Aint No Cure got away slowly before closing along the rail to finish a close second in a seven-furlong turf race Oct. 10. Galipette, the third-place finisher, returned to capture an open allowance.

Martin Ramirez rides Aint No Cure, who is trained by David Bell.

Mia d'Cougar has proven to be well worth the $25,000 for which she was claimed Sept. 7. She crossed the wire on top in a subsequent maiden special, but was demoted to fifth by disqualification. She earned $39,600 winning an Ontario-sired maiden special just a few days ago on Oct. 15, and would appear to be a good fit in Thursday's feature.

Jono Jones inherits the mount on Mia d'Cougar from Patrick Husbands, who is sticking with Regan Lodge.

D'oro Day graduated in her 19th start with just a 60 Beyer Speed Figure Sept. 5, and was recently fourth in her first allowance attempt. She got away slowly in both of those races, and an alert beginning Thursday might aid her chances.

Fort Erie shipper Swingin Gal is in respectable dirt form, and is a much better runner now compared to last fall, when she wasn't a factor in three Polytrack starts. She defeated maiden special opposition over 1 1/16 miles with a 66 Beyer Sept. 30.

Lady of Mystery hasn't accomplished much since recording her maiden victory in early August, and is one of several runners in the field who is over the top.

Lady Zipster worked a fast half-mile since her dull performance versus similar Oct. 4.