08/26/2008 11:00PM

Show bettors can rely on 'Doris'


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Dancing Doris has been a model of consistency since she debuted last summer, hitting the board in each of her six most recent races. A versatile 3-year-old, Dancing Doris should be among the favorites in Friday's Woodbine feature, a second-level allowance for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Dancing Doris garnered black type when second to Executrix in last year's Nandi Stakes. She missed the second half of 2007, and won her maiden following an eight-month layoff April 12.

Dancing Doris recorded her second victory in a first-level Ontario-sired allowance on the grass May 31. She rallied wide from off fast fractions to end up third in each of her last two starts, both at the same level as Friday's race.

There is ample speed to set up Dancing Doris's closing kick.

Dash It Darling is the most accomplished filly in the six-furlong sprint. Trained by Reade Baker, Dash It Darling banked $118,428 last year, during which she finished third in the Eternal Search Stakes on the Polytrack. She was also a close fifth in the La Prevoyante on the grass.

Dash It Darling wasn't a factor in her two outings this year, and is returning from a freshening, during which she worked extensively.

La Mancha registered an overdue win over first-level Ontario-sired stock Aug. 17, while earning a career-high 71 Beyer Speed Figure. Returning on short rest might lead to her downfall Friday.

Woofys Power was awarded an 84 Beyer when she led throughout a five-furlong allowance May 17. She cracked in each of her two most recent races, after encountering some early pace pressure.

Miss Terra was a closing third in her next-to-last start in the five-furlong Ernie Samuel Memorial Stakes on the grass at Fort Erie. She usually flashes speed while competing on the Polytrack, which was the case when she ran second in a slow seven-furlong race Aug. 6.

Lady Moon was a well-beaten second to the talented Miss Juicey when making her first start of the season on July 6. She had a wide trip off a moderate pace a month later, when fourth in another second-level allowance.

Tarez and Cape Schanck are both moving up off a $25,000 claim. Tarez has regressed since her triumph over $40,000 opposition June 22, while Cape Schanck is exiting a gutsy maiden win.