05/06/2005 12:00AM

Silver Impulse vs. 'Dancehall' in Fury


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Silver Impulse and Dancehall Deelites are among the eight Ontario-foaled 3-year-old fillies who will prep for the June 12 Labatt Woodbine Oaks in Sunday's $165,450 Fury Stakes.

Silver Impulse was one of the best claims at Woodbine last year. Taken from her debut for $62,500 by trainer Stanley Baresich, she went on to win a stakes and finish second and third in two others, earning about $200,000.

Silver Impulse capped her 2-year-old campaign with a decisive victory in the Dec. 5 Ontario Lassie Stakes, getting a 69 Beyer Speed Figure in her first venture around two turns.

After laying her up on a farm for six weeks, Baresich sent Silver Impulse to Calder for the winter, where she breezed several times before shipping back here.

"She has lots of bottom into her," Baresich said. "The Oaks is our major objective. How she'll run here around one turn, I don't know. She won't be short, but I definitely believe that she's much better around two turns. She's been training well, and I'm very pleased with the way she's been going."

Baresich believes Silver Impulse has progressed mentally more than physically since last year.

"She didn't grow much, but she's matured quite a bit mentally," he said. "She was always quite intelligent, but she's matured even more. She's settled down, and does whatever you ask her to do."

Dancehall Deelites also had a productive 2-year-old year, finishing third in the Grade 2 Mazarine BC Stakes. She got the winter off after running third in the Oct. 23 Princess Elizabeth Stakes and has trained well this spring, according to her trainer, Sid Attard.

"She's had some nice works," Attard said. "She worked [three-quarters] in 1:15 on Monday, and worked five-eighths in a minute and change before that. I think she's a better horse this year, mentally and everything."

Judging by Dancehall Deelites's 2-year-old debut, Attard believes she is capable of firing when fresh. "She ran second first time out after getting into a lot of traffic," he said.

Simply Lovely, Canada's 2004 champion 2-year-old filly, is making her second start of the meeting. She met open company as the 123-pound highweight two weeks ago in the Star Shoot Stakes and came up empty after tracking Lemon Maid, the eventual winner.

Trainer Bob Tiller said he wasn't shocked by Simply Lovely's dull effort in the six-furlong Star Shoot.

"She might have just got outrun," said Tiller, "but the track was tiring and she carried all the weight. I think seven-eighths will suit her better."