08/31/2009 12:00AM

Sans Sousi drops into turf sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Sans Sousi will drop from an open stakes to restricted allowance company Wednesday night at Woodbine in the second race, a six-furlong turf sprint for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Sans Sousi placed in several stakes last year, including the Fanfreluche, but her first added-money score came against Ontario-sired opposition May 23 in the seven-furlong Lady Angela Stakes. She subsequently ran second behind the 2008 Lady Angela winner, Anne's Purse, in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance but was a well-beaten seventh last time out in the seven-furlong Duchess Stakes.

In her only turf try July 22, Sans Sousi checked in third behind a sharp Double Malt and Executive Deed after mounting a belated wide rally in the seven-furlong Passing Mood Stakes. Double Malt returned to win the Eternal Search Stakes convincingly.

Chantal Sutherland will ride Sans Sousi for the partnership of trainer Mike Doyle and Eaton Hall Farm.

The other contenders in the headliner are Minkredible, Miss Terra, and Bold Maneuver.

Minkredible romped in her season opener in a five-furlong allowance, while receiving a solid 84 Beyer Speed Figure, and followed with a runner-up placing at this nonwinners-of-three Ontario-sired allowance level. She has been idle since she faded to third after setting the pace in the Lady Angela.

Emile Ramsammy retains the mount on the Mike DePaulo-trained Minkredible.

Miss Terra was competitive in two of her three turf excursions for trainer Pat Parente. She was a close third in last year's five-furlong Ernie Samuel Memorial Stakes at Fort Erie and finished fourth in a difficult Ontario-sired allowance going seven-eighths here July 17.

Miss Terra was along for second behind the pacemaker Bold Storm in a fairly slow allowance sprint on the Polytrack on Aug.o14.

Bold Maneuver, trained by Gail Cox, was a distant fourth in this year's Ernie Samuel on July 12. She fared better most recently in another five-furlong stakes on the grass at Fort Erie, the $125,000 Rainbow Connection, in which she wound up third behind Anne's Purse and Koonunga Hill.

Special Moment has struggled this year, but her trainer, Willie Tharrenos, won a grass allowance with a longshot last Friday.

Lea's Moon is starting for the first time since August of last year, when she captured an Ontario-sired allowance route.