03/23/2009 11:00PM

Run All Day tries to build on maiden win


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - It took Run All Day five starts to finally win her maiden here last month. If trainer Bryan Lynch's opinion is correct, it won't take Run All Day nearly as long to notch her second victory, which could come as early as Thursday when she takes on eight other 3-year-old fillies in Gulfstream Park's $44,000 allowance feature.

Run All Day, a homebred daughter of War Chant owned by Stronach Stables, finished second on three consecutive occasions before rallying to a popular three-length victory going a mile Feb. 22. The start was just the second on conventional dirt for Run All Day, who was beaten a neck following an unlucky trip in her local bow four weeks earlier.

"Potentially, I think she's a very nice filly in the making," Lynch said. "She probably should have broken her maiden in her first start here, but she got stuck in traffic and got out too late. I think with racing and maturity she can be the real thing, and she's also the type of filly who will take her racetrack with her. She's already shown she can run on turf and artificial surfaces as well as dirt."

Run All Day earned an 82 Beyer Speed Figure for her maiden win, and anything close to that type of performance would make her tough to beat in Thursday's one-mile headliner. Run All Day worked a bullet five furlongs March 17 in preparation for her first start against winners.

"She's really come on leaps and bounds since her last race, and I'm sure she'll run back to that performance or even better on Thursday," Lynch predicted.

Run All Day's main opposition may come from another recent maiden winner, Phantom Rising, who won her career debut by a widening 3 1/2 lengths for trainer Bill Mott on Feb. 15. Phantom Rising, a daughter of Mr. Greeley, will get Lasix for the first time when she makes the jump to allowance company with jockey Kent Desormeaux taking the return call.

Three other members of the field already have stakes experience - Coffee in Bed, Uno Peso, and Roxyana.

Roxyana was beaten just three lengths in Monmouth Park's Sorority at 2. She comes off a much-needed fourth-place finish under allowance conditions for trainer Mark Hennig on Feb. 15 and figures to improve off the effort, although she must prove she can handle the added distance when stretching out to a mile for the first time Thursday.

The remainder of the field includes Min d'Oro, Katara, Harmonious Union, Bob's Jawbreak, and Homeroad Bound.