11/27/2009 12:00AM

Resentless has waited for this spot


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Resentless will try to solidify her position as one of the leading Ontario-bred 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine in Sunday's $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes.

Resentless won her maiden second time out in front-running style under Chantal Sutherland. She received an excellent 85 Beyer Speed Figure in that seven-furlong maiden special, which was one of the fastest 2-year-old races of the meet.

Resentless went long next time in the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes, fading to fourth after setting honest fractions. She came away with second money last out in another 1 1/16-mile stakes, the restricted Princess Elizabeth, which was won by the Irish shipper Roan Inish.

Trainer Ian Howard said Resentless ran hard in the Princess Elizabeth.

"She tried her eyeballs out," said Howard. "She actually relaxed a little more than the race before. She was three lengths ahead of the third horse. [Roan Inish] ran a real strong closing race along the inside, which probably wasn't the best part of the racetrack. I think if [Resentless] can improve some more, then she'll continue to be competitive around two turns."

Howard said he bypassed the South Ocean Stakes and the Glorious Song Stakes with Resentless, and is pleased with the way that she has trained up to the 1 1/16-mile Lassie.

"She's doing very well," said Howard. "We missed those other races, and this one looks like it should be easier, but who knows?"

Moment of Majesty, trained by Sue Leslie for former National Hockey League goalie Curtis Joseph, was a minor player in her first two starts. She graduated third time out in a mile and 70-yard maiden special, and is coming off a fifth-place finish in the $251,200 Princess Elizabeth.

Jockey Robert Landry said Moment of Majesty made a big move early in the stretch last time before tiring in the final sixteenth.

"I thought she was going to get a big piece of the pie, but for some reason, she just flattened out," said Landry.

Landry said he believes that Moment of Majesty, a nicely bred daughter of Saint Liam, will improve significantly with age.

"She seems like the type who's going to get better when she gets older," Landry said. "I'm really looking forward to getting her on the grass. She's bred for it."

Trainer Mike Doyle entered Tee Game and Shesadozer, who's exiting a second-place finish in the South Ocean.