05/05/2010 11:00PM

Tribal Belle sharpens for Hendrie


Tribal Belle, trained by Jordan for the Canvasback Farm of Mark Wilshire, missed by a nose in her first start of the season in the six-furlong Whimsical here April 18.

Next Sunday, Jordan's name will be back on the program with Tribal Belle scheduled to run in the 6 1/2-furlong Hendrie.

"I think she ran really well," said Jordan, who sent out Tribal Belle to breeze five furlongs in 1:01.60 here Thursday. "The horse that beat her had a couple of starts this year."

Proud Heiress, the Whimsical winner, had been racing at Turfway Park while Tribal Belle had been away since registering her third straight stakes win in the seven-furlong Bessarabian here last Nov. 22.

Dancing Allstar ships to Hastings

Dancing Allstar, Canada's champion 2-year-old filly for Jordan in 2007, has returned to Hastings, the track where she began her career.

"She can't beat these horses any more," said Jordan, who had watched Dancing Allstar tire to finish last of seven in the Whimsical.

Dancing Allstar shipped to Vancouver this week and has been entered in Sunday's Brighouse Belles, a 6 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares.

Oistins points to Lady Angela

Oistins, purchased privately by Jordan prior to beginning her career last year, went on to win 3 of 4 starts, including the restricted Victorian Queen and Nandi at six furlongs.

On Thursday, Oistins worked six furlongs in 1:11.40 and is scheduled to make her first start of the year in the $125,000 Lady Angela, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies here May 24.

"I didn't want to run her until she could go with her own group," said Jordan, who passed the first two sprint stakes of the meeting for the 3-year-old filly division.