07/07/2009 11:00PM

Top pair test streaks in sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Madam Inspector and Classic Tiara are both seeking their third consecutive win in Friday's Woodbine feature, a six-furlong turf sprint worth $76,800. Emile Ramsammy has been riding both horses, and the fact that he's sticking with Madam Inspector is probably reason enough to think she should be a formidable opponent in the second-level allowance/$62,500 optional claimer.

Madam Inspector finished far back when she debuted on Aug. 14, but she graduated on the front end in her next appearance two months later, in a six-furlong maiden special on the Polytrack.

With the addition of blinkers, Madam Inspector ran big following an eight-month layoff on the grass here June 12. She set quick fractions on an uncontested lead and held on to score by a head, in a time that translated into a 78 Beyer Speed Figure.

Madam Inspector worked five-eighths over the turf training course July 3 in a bullet 59 seconds. She is finally getting the opportunity to string two races together and should take some catching after breaking from the rail in the 10-horse field.

Classic Tiara was claimed for $32,000 last December by trainer Will Armata, who gave her the winter off. She checked in fifth in her season opener in May and then blew away $32,000 foes over seven furlongs of Polytrack on June 5.

In her last start against $50,000 opposition, Classic Tiara raced very wide all the way and won by a half-length while receiving an 80 Beyer.

Tyler Pizarro inherits the mount on Classic Tiara, a Sky Classic mare with more than $250,000 in earnings.

Mommie Whiz should pose an off-the-pace threat under Luis Contreras.

Mommie Whiz finished a close second in back-to-back allowance dashes here on the Polytrack in April for trainer Steve Asmussen. She cleared the first allowance condition going 6 1/2 furlongs on the lawn May 22, while upsetting favored Elision.

Most recently in the Alywow Stakes, Mommie Whiz tried to mount a wide rally from off a slow pace, but to no avail.

Australian Posse could challenge Madam Inspector early. After wintering at Fair Grounds, she won a five-furlong allowance here in April and was second in a $100,000 claimer in May.

Sweetness 'n Light is shortening up a furlong off a third-place finish at this level. She was previously on the edges behind next-out winners Bedarra and Simply Splendid, who took the July 1 Sweet Briar Stakes.