04/06/2010 11:00PM

Sulis seeks winning flair of her debut


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Winter-raced Sulis will meet several salty 3-year-old fillies in Friday's Woodbine feature, a first-level allowance over five furlongs on the Polytrack.

Sulis was a rare first-out winner for trainer Mike Doyle in a five-furlong maiden special last Nov. 26. Bet down to 7-2 from a 10-1 morning line, she mounted a wide rally to prevail by three-quarters of a length, and was awarded a Beyer Speed Figure of 69.

In her only other outing, Feb. 24 at Gulfstream, Sulis never reached contention in a tough allowance sprint while racing wide over a sloppy track.

Sulis has breezed five-eighths in 1:01 twice here in recent weeks. She is being reunited with Eurico Da Silva, who was aboard for her maiden triumph.

Jenny's So Great was one of the leading 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine in 2009. She graduated second time out in August, and then gave heavily favored Ghost Fleet a run for his money in the seven-furlong Swynford Stakes, finishing a close second.

Jenny's So Great bombed next-time out going 1 1/16 miles in the Grade 3 Mazarine Stakes. Two weeks later, she dropped a neck decision to Bodua as the 2-5 favorite in the six-furlong Fanfreluche Stakes.

Jenny's So Great has been idle since her third-place finish Nov. 15 in the seven-furlong Glorious Song, an open stakes that was dominated by the promising fillies Cascading and Roan Inish. Her trainer, Greg de Gannes, is 0 for 8 with 61-to-180 day layoff runners adding blinkers over the past five years.

The Wesley Ward-trained entry of Crimson Glory and Girl Bar should be strongly backed.

Crimson Glory earned her diploma on the grass at Gulfstream in a five-furlong maiden special Feb. 4, and was subsequently a front-running fifth there in a five-furlong allowance.

Crimson Glory competed on a synthetic surface for the first time here last Friday in a five-furlong allowance, in which she put away a rival on the lead before giving way to a peaking winner. Ward has won with an impressive 42 percent of his 1-to-7 day comebackers during the last five years, while yielding a flat-bet profit.

Girl Bar has also been campaigned as a turf sprinter. She was competitive in a series of allowances in Florida over the winter, after taking a $50,000 claimer at Churchill in November.

Celebrian may give Crimson Glory a tussle on the front end, which could set the table for Sulis or Jenny's So Great.