05/10/2009 11:00PM

Route draws a deep field of maidens


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Five of the eight fillies in Wednesday's third race at Woodbine are nominated to next month's $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, including the entry of Gore Bay and Indigo North, which should be favored in the 1 1/16-mile maiden special.

Gore Bay finished sixth after a wide journey when she debuted in a route on the grass at Gulfstream. She earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 81 last time when fifth in a nine-furlong maiden special on Keeneland's Polytrack.

Gore Bay is by top sire Dynaformer and out of the stakes-placed mare Eclipse Bay. She is from the family of champion Ruling Angel and Canadian Oaks winner Tilt My Halo.

Indigo North registered a 76 Beyer when fourth after breaking slowly in her 1 1/16-mile opener at Keeneland.

Jim McAleney was named on both parts of the entry, which is trained by Eric Coatrieux for Chiefswood Stable.

The other Oaks eligibles in the field are Flashy Got Even, Brazilian Wedding, and Soul of Nataka.

Flashy Got Even hit the top three in half of her six 2-year-old outings. She managed to garner black type when third behind Retraceable and future stakes winner Milwaukee Appeal in the $250,800 Princess Elizabeth Stakes in November.

In her lone appearance this year, Flashy Got Even finished a flat fifth in a tough maiden special here April 19. The winner of that sprint returned to take the Fury Stakes, and the third filly came right back to graduate with an 81 Beyer.

Brazilian Wedding also fared well at 2. She was fourth behind the upwardly mobile Springside in her debut and was beaten just three-quarters of a length when she closed out her campaign with a third-place finish going long.

Brazilian Wedding exits the same key race as Flashy Got Even, during which she wound up seventh after a tardy start. Gerry Olguin inherits the mount on her from Eurico Da Silva, who has the call on Flashy Got Even.

Soul of Nataka dead-heated for fourth when she came off the sidelines against $80,000 maidens at Gulfstream. She wound up 2 1/4 lengths behind Gore Bay in eighth in her lone subsequent start at Keeneland.

Zesty Brew stands out among the others. She got an 81 Beyer when third over a sloppy Gulfstream strip in her debut in March but was well beaten as the favorite in her only other try there on a fast track.