11/13/2009 12:00AM

Roan Inish goes for two in row

Michael Burns
Roan Inish won the Princess Elizabeth in her first start in North America.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Roan Inish, in her first start off the plane from Ireland, was a game winner of the 1 1/16-mile Princess Elizabeth Stakes here Oct. 31.

On Sunday, Roan Inish will be looking to double up for her rookie trainer, Carolyn Costigan, when she faces nine rivals in the $150,000 Glorious Song at seven furlongs.

"She came out of the race in good order," said Costigan, who had been working as an assistant to trainer Jim Bolger in Ireland and was saddling her first official starter when she sent out the homebred Roan Inish for her father, owner Bob Costigan. "For a day or two, she was a bit lethargic, but she's been training well recently."

Roan Inish, a daughter of Canadian champion turf mare Inish Glora, was trying two turns for the first time in the Princess Elizabeth, which was restricted to Canadian-breds, and now will be cutting back in distance for the open Glorious Song.

"The seven furlongs is not an issue at all," said Costigan, who will give jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva a leg up on Roan Inish after David Moran came over from Ireland for the Princess Elizabeth ride.

Bodua is the only other stakes winner in the Glorious Song lineup, having recorded her second win in as many starts in the six-furlong Fanfreluche for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies.

Owned by Thor Eaton and trained by Mike Doyle, Bodua won a $50,000 maiden claimer in her opener at seven furlongs.

Her immediate victim in the Fanfreluche was Jenny's So Great, who was beaten a neck as the 2-5 favorite and also is back for the Glorious Song under jockey Emile Ramsammy.

Bodua, who was ridden by Da Silva in the Fanfreluche and by Ramsammy in her debut, will have Jim McAleney in the irons for the Glorious Song's round of musical jockeys.

Officer's Dream also is undefeated in two outings, having won her maiden at five furlongs here Aug. 20 and a first-level allowance at six furlongs on Sept. 18 for owners Bob Harvey and Janice Attard, who is the wife of trainer Sid Attard.

"She's had some time off, but I kept working her," Attard said. "I tried to run her in a nonwinners-of-two, but it didn't fill."

Officer's Dream has employed a stalking style in her two victories.

"I think she'll get seven-eighths, no problem," said Attard, who plans to put away Officer's Dream following Sunday's race. "I think she'll be a nice 3-year-old."

Emma-Jayne Wilson retains the mount on Officer's Dream, who breezed five furlongs in 1:03.60 here Tuesday.

"She galloped out real strong," Attard said.

Deeveetee looking for upset in stakes

The $150,000 Jammed Lovely, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-foaled 3-year-old fillies, also will be run on Sunday's program, with Milwaukee Brew and Carem Crescent looming as the horses to beat.

Among the group of seven other fillies looking to spring the upset will be Deeveetee, who is trained by Mike DePaulo.

Deeveetee, who is owned by Ryan Alfonso and was transferred to DePaulo's barn this summer, won the 1 1/16-mile allowance prep for the Selene Stakes in her first start for her new trainer but bypassed the Selene itself in favor of the Carotene one week later.

The Selene, an open race at 1 1/16 miles, was won by Aurora Lights, who finished a troubled second in the prep.

In the Carotene, a 1 1/8-mile turf race for Ontario-foaled 3-year-old fillies, Deeveetee was beaten 1 1/4 lengths by the winner and a nose for third money as the fourth-place finisher.

"I just thought the foaled-in-Ontario race would be a little easier, and it was," said DePaulo, noting that Deeveetee had been beaten just a nose for third money in the Carotene and her rider, Da Silva, had his whip knocked out of his hands in upper stretch. "The horse we beat in the Selene prep did come back and win, but her Beyer jumped a bunch of points."

Deeveetee's two races for DePaulo were her longest, and the filly won her maiden at the Jammed Lovely distance here last fall.

"It's something she certainly should be comfortable doing," DePaulo said.

Deeveetee will be ridden for the first time by Ramsammy, who was aboard when the filly breezed four furlongs in 49.40 seconds here last Sunday.

"I didn't want to empty her out," DePaulo said.

Drunken Love weighing his options

Drunken Love, a stakes winner here and at Fort Erie since being claimed for $62,500 here June 21, breezed four furlongs in 48 seconds Friday morning for trainer Norm McKnight.

"I thought he worked brilliantly," McKnight said.

Drunken Love is nominated to Saturday's $150,000 Kennedy Road, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up, but McKnight is keeping his options open.

"I don't know if we're going to run there," McKnight said. "We'll have to take a look at who's going to show up."

That exercise should give McKnight plenty to ponder as the Kennedy Road is expected to be the deepest main-track sprint of the season, with Field Commission, Bogue Chitto, Jungle Wave, and El Brujo among the leading candidates.

Field Commission, Bogue Chitto, and Jungle Wave swept the top three spots in the Grade 2, $500,000 Nearctic over six furlongs of turf in their last start here Oct. 17.

All three also sport solid Polytrack stakes credentials as Field Commission won the Grade 3 Vigil at seven furlongs, Bogue Chitto ended second in the six-furlong King Corrie, and Jungle Wave was the runner-up in the 6 1/2-furlong Bold Venture.

El Brujo, who will be facing older rivals for the first time, is coming off consecutive Grade 3 scores in Turfway Park's six-furlong Kentucky Cup Sprint and Keeneland's seven-furlong Perryville.

This spring, El Brujo won the six-furlong Achievement and the seven-furlong Queenston here at Woodbine.

* Saskawea, a 5-year-old mare who raced exclusively at Woodbine in her 24-start career for owner-breeder Les Pereira and trainer Steve Attard, was sold for $280,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Thursday. Bred in Ontario, Saskawea made 19 appearances in stakes races, winning 5 times and finishing second 8 times en route to compiling a career bankroll of $753,937.