08/27/2008 11:00PM

Turnaround time for Carroll


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Christmas appears to have come early this year for trainer Josie Carroll.

With Authenicat's win in the Eternal Search on Wednesday night, Carroll had scored with 8 of her last 21 starters at home here at Woodbine.

Carroll also won on the road with Matt's Broken Vow in last Saturday's $300,000 Canadian Derby at North-lands Park. Matt's Broken Vow also took the $100,000 Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Downs in his first trip west on Aug. 4.

"It's been a terrific month," said Carroll at the barn here Thursday morning. "We'd really had some bad racing lucky earlier this year - we started off with a lot of seconds.

"Now, things are starting to go our way. The horses are running like we expect them too."

Surgery for Canadian Derby winner

Matt's Broken Vow, unfortunately, will not be adding to his laurels in the near future.

"He ended up with a stress fracture in his ankle," said Carroll. "He clearly did something in his last race.

"He's being operated on. They'll probably put a screw in there, and he'll be off 60 days. He's had a pretty solid campaign so far, so some time off is not going to do anything but benefit him."

Matt's Broken Vow, a Kentucky-bred colt owned by Robert Mitchell, won his maiden for a $50,000 claiming price at Fair Grounds this February and scored his first stakes win in the Grade 3 Marine over 1 1/16 miles here May 17.

The Canadian Derby was Matt's Broken Vow's eighth start of the year and he has banked $381,090 via a record of 4-2-1.

Two ready for sales stakes

Meanwhile, the Carroll barn looks to have a decent chance at adding to its win totals here Monday, with Wild Indiscretion and Wildcat Fashion coming off impressive victories and ready to roll in a pair of $125,000 yearling sales stakes.

Wild Indiscretion is scheduled to run in the seven-furlong Muskoka for 2-year-old fillies, with Wildcat Fashion slated for the seven-furlong Simcoe for 2-year-old colts and geldings.

Wild Indiscretion, owned by Donver Stable, scored by 4 1/2 lengths debuting in a five-furlong maiden race for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies here Aug. 8.

"She ran a good race - she did what she was supposed to do," said Carroll.

"You don't really know what to expect from these babies at this point, but right now we're pretty happy with her. She appears to be quite a talented filly."

Wildcat Fashion, owned by Vinery Stable and Singer Stable, moved forward off a fourth-place finish in his first start to register by one length in a six-furlong maiden race for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds on July 27.

"He's a steadily improving colt," said Carroll, who sent out Wildcat Fashion to breeze four furlongs from the gate in 48.60 seconds here Thursday morning.

"He ran a really good race first time, too. He just needed some experience."

Carroll could have a third yearling sales stakes contestant in Rockglen, a 3-year-old colt owned by Jim and Alice Sapara.

Rockglen, who is coming off a smart score in a restricted second-level allowance over 6 1/2 furlongs on turf, is nominated to Monday's Halton, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and upward. But Carroll also entered Rockglen in Sunday's $125,000 Vice Regent, a one-mile turf race for Ontario-sired 3 year-olds.

Colleen draws pair of outsiders

Saturday's $150,000 Ontario Colleen, a one-mile turf race for 3 year-old fillies, has attracted a pair of shippers in Creative Design, who is trained by Thomas Proctor and will be ridden by Jamie Theriot, and Fareena, trained by Leigh Delacour with Luis Garcia named to ride.

Proctor and Theriot were here last summer with Purim, who finished seventh in the Play the King.

Purim has been Theriot's only career mount at Woodbine, but Proctor has had five entrants here, including the 2002 Dominion Day winner, Bonus Pack.

Proctor generally campaigns in the Midwest but currently has a division at Saratoga. Theriot is based at Ellis Park.

Delacour and Garcia, who have been campaigning in the Northeastern United States, would be making their Woodbine debuts.

Marlang off to Spa

Marlang left Woodbine on Thursday morning for a trip to Saratoga, where he will run in Sunday's Grade 3, $100,000 Saranac over 1 3/16 miles on turf.

"I'll get on him there Friday and Saturday," said trainer Debbie England, who sent out Marlang to score impressively over fellow Canadian-breds in the Breeders' Stakes over 1 1/2 miles on the turf here Aug. 3.

Marlang, owned and bred by Gustav Schickedanz, tuned up for the Saranac by drilling five furlongs in a bullet 58.40 seconds over the main track here last Sunday. His regular rider, Richard Dos Ramos, was aboard for the drill.

"He was all by himself, just galloping," said England. "He's doing great."

Marlang will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Jambalaya, who won the Breeders' and the Saranac in 2005.