11/05/2008 1:00AM

Tenjectory finds softer spot


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - The stakes winner Tenjectory will drop in class in Friday's Woodbine feature, a second-level allowance for Ontario-sired fillies and mares on the Polytrack.

Tenjectory made a wide bid en route to running second in an Aug. 22 allowance over 1 1/16 miles, the distance of Friday's race. Three weeks later, she won the restricted La Prevoyante Stakes over yielding ground under Eurico Rosa Da Silva, leaving heavily favored Authenicat in her wake.

Last time out in the 1 1/16-mile Classy 'N Smart Stakes, Tenjectory was a bit rank while stalking moderate fractions along the inside and wound up a well-beaten sixth under Jono Jones.

"Her last start against older runners didn't work out," trainer Mike DePaulo said. "I think it confused her a little, being up close to the slow pace. We're expecting her run real good. She's back with Da Silva, and he knows her well."

DePaulo believes Tenjectory has improved significantly since undergoing throat surgery after her fifth-place finish in the July 26 Wonder Where Stakes.

"She had an entrapped epiglottis," DePaulo said.

Regan Lodge will likely be favored off her front-running victory in a nonwinners-of-two Ontario-sired allowance, where she set soft fractions in her first route try on the Poly and earned a 76 Beyer Speed Figure.

Regan Lodge graduated in her third start, which came on the grass in September, and has seemingly improved with each subsequent outing for leading trainer Mark Casse. Patrick Husbands retains the mount on the Florida-bred.

La Gran Emma trailed the field in the Classy 'N Smart, a race that was won by her stablemate Bold Corky. She has been second twice at the second Ontario-sired allowance level, most recently in a 1 1/16-mile route Oct. 1.

Emile Ramsammy will ride La Gran Emma for trainer Willy Armata, a combination that is 1 for 1 at the meeting.

San Nicola Whiskey has won her last two starts, both in Ontario-sired company, a maiden special on the grass and a slow allowance on the all-weather.

La Mancha has stuck to sprinting since she faded to third after carving out slow splits in a 1 1/16-mile allowance last December.

Pauliff's Pride is making her third start off a $12,500 claim. She was a wide-closing third most recently in a seven-furlong allowance.

Gracelicious has struggled since graduating on the grass July 1 and has never competed around two turns.