06/26/2007 11:00PM

She's Indy Money maturing at 4


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - She's Indy Money, a late-blooming daughter of A.P. Indy, will take center stage in Friday's Woodbine feature, a 1 1/16-mile allowance for fillies and mares. The $87,900 turf event is the prep for the Grade 2 Dance Smartly, a $300,000 stakes scheduled for July 22.

She's Indy Money had modest success in her formative years under the guidance of trainer Bill Mott. She was sent to trainer Malcolm Pierce earlier this year, and launched her 4-year-old campaign by finishing a close fourth in a second-level allowance at the Fair Grounds.

She's Indy Money rallied wide against the grain of an inside-speed bias to capture her local bow, a $62,500 optional claimer on the Polytrack. Most recently, against $80,000 optional opposition here on the grass, she made an eye-catching move coming out of the turn before drawing clear for an impressive six-length victory.

She's Indy Money has worked twice over the turf training course leading up to this engagement. She will likely be heavily favored under Patrick Husbands.

The other five entrants are Virginia Plain, Sheer Enchantment, Scarlet Butterfly, Miss Dorothy, and Murani.

Virginia Plain's lone 2006 score came in a second-level allowance over 1 1/16 miles on the grass. In her second start off the sidelines this year she was a non-threatening sixth behind Strike Softly in the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes.

Sheer Enchantment placed in five stakes before finally registering her first stakes win in the restricted Halton last Sept. 4. She captured her second turf race in a row Sept. 22 in an $80,000 optional claimer, and has been laid up since finishing fourth in the Oct. 9 Classy 'N Smart Stakes on the Polytrack.

Scarlet Butterfly is a serious contender. She developed a fondness for the sandy turf course at the Fair Grounds last winter, where she won an allowance and ran second in the Grade 3 Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap.

In her debut at this meeting, in a second-level allowance, Scarlet Butterfly was blocked behind rivals on the turn and early in the stretch. After being angled wide, she mowed down all the speed and prevailed by 1 1/2 lengths.

Miss Dorothy wound up second in She's Indy Money's recent romp on the grass.