09/24/2009 12:00AM

Tally's Sundance tries boys again


Tally's Sundance heads around two turns Saturday in her latest attempt to beat males in the mile and 70-yard, $50,000 John Kirby Stakes for Massachusetts-bred 3-year-olds at Suffolk Downs.

Standing in her way is Same Day Pleasure, the colt who bested her by 6 1/2 lengths in their matchup in the African Prince Stakes on Aug. 29.

Same Day Pleasure has benefited from being bred in Massachusetts. In 12 career starts, his two wins came in statebred stakes races, including the Norman Hall as a 2-year-old last fall. He has earned nearly $70,000, while losing by more than seven lengths in nine of his 12 starts.

Despite that record, Same Day Pleasure was odds-on in the African Prince, even with Tally's Sundance coming off a huge 14 1/2-length victory over fillies in the Louise Kimball Stakes on Aug. 15. The filly has had a full month to prepare for this attempt. She finished in front of Same Day Pleasure when they both went a mile and 70 yards in the Last Dance Stakes earlier this summer.

Tally's Sundance has finished in the money in 3 of the 4 two-turn races in her career.

Cliff Dooley is back aboard Tally's Sundance after piloting her to a win and two seconds last month.

David Amiss will ride Same Day Pleasure.

One-time winners Call Me Blondie and In My Chamber, and maidens State Rep, Upper Key, and Long Hill Glider round out the field.