07/07/2005 11:00PM

See the Wind is Sam-Son's latest hope


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Sam-Son Farm, which has won the $165,150 Ontario Damsel Stakes a record six times, will try to capture this year's renewal of the 6 1/2-furlong turf sprint for 3-year-old fillies Sunday at Woodbine with See the Wind.

After ending up third in her debut on the grass at the Fair Grounds in March, See the Wind ran two dreadful races on the main track at Keeneland, efforts that trainer Mark Frostad deemed throwouts.

"I was trying to make her a [Woodbine Oaks] filly, and it didn't work," Frostad said. "She's bred top and bottom for turf. We knew that going in, but we were taking a shot."

See the Wind is out of Spinnakers Flying, who won a division of the 1990 Ontario Damsel.

See the Wind led throughout a maiden race going a mile here May 21, winning comfortably under Todd Kabel. Frostad is pointing her toward the 1 1/4-mile Wonder Where Stakes, the third leg of the Canadian triple tiara here July 31, and said he hasn't been able to find a longer prep for her.

"She's a bit one-paced, and six and a half might be a little short for her, but she cruises at a pretty high rate," Frostad said. "She's been training great."

Trainer Bob Tiller entered two daughters of Bold Executive - Simply Lovely and Top Ten List. Both are trying the grass for the first time.

Simply Lovely, last year's Canadian champion 2-year-old filly, has failed to hit the board in her three appearances at the meeting. Tiller said he freshened her up after her fourth-place finish in the Lady Angela Stakes May 29.

"She's been a disappointment," Tiller said. "It seems like the 3-year-old fillies have grown up and bypassed her this year. I'm hoping that she can rebound and show us something."

Top Ten List won two six-furlong Ontario-sired races in the spring, including an allowance. Most recently, she took the overland route on a speed-favoring track in another Ontario-sired allowance, finishing a deceptively good fourth.

"She drew the outside post and was seven wide around the turn while trying to make a move," Tiller said.

Tiller is delighted with the way Top Ten List has trained up to the Damsel, and is optimistic about her chances.

"She's in awfully good order, and she never runs a bad race," Tiller said. "If she handles the grass, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see her right there."