07/13/2010 11:00PM

Top pair need return to best form


All Giving and Sunday Geisha, a pair of well-accomplished mares whose recent form has not been nearly as good as last year's, have found a spot where they could regain their confidence Friday night at Penn National.

The 6-year-old All Giving, a stakes winner at three tracks in 2009, and the 5-year-old Sunday Geisha, who won a sprint stakes at Monmouth Park and was runner-up in a $250,000 race at Philadelphia Park last season, are eligible to improve when they face 10 other female sprinters in the $60,000 Day Lilly Stakes.

The six-furlong Day Lilly goes as race 5 on a nine-race card that begins at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

All Giving has been working out at Penn National since early this month for her locally based trainer, Flint Stites. Her lone previous race at the central Pennsylvania track in 41 career starts came when she won last year's Day Lilly by two lengths. Last year, she also won the Skipat at Pimlico and the Maryland Million Distaff Handicap at Laurel Park.

In four starts this year, All Giving captured the six-furlong Primonetta at Laurel in early April, but has been beaten a collective 18 1/4 lengths in her two most recent races.

Sunday Geisha is based at Monmouth Park, where she won last fall's Trenton. She was also second, beaten three-quarters of a length, in the My Juliet at Philadelphia Park, earning a career-best 101 Beyer Speed Figure. She has been sixth and fifth in her two starts this year, but may run better Friday in her third start since May 8.

The horse to beat is One Smokin' Lady, a sharp Delaware Park shipper from Tim Ritchey's barn. She has not finished worse than second in five starts this season, including a win in the Spring Fever at Oaklawn Park and a close second last time out in the My Juliet.

A possible live longshot is Blue Diamond Allie, who returns to the main track after an unsuccessful experiment on turf. Although she has been racing two turns at Charles Town, Blue Diamond Allie has been in front or within a neck of the lead at the six-furlong call in her last three starts on dirt.