11/18/2005 12:00AM

Unbeaten Gumboots eyes No. 3


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Gumboots hasn't taken a wrong step yet and will be heavily backed as she goes for her third successive victory in the $139,875 Glorious Song Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine.

The Glorious Song, a seven-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, attracted a field of nine, including five American-breds.

Gumboots is coming off a victory over Ontario-foaled rivals in the six-furlong Fanfreluche on Oct. 29. She won her maiden at the same distance Aug. 27.

"There was nothing here for her to run in over those two months," said Carroll. "I certainly would have run her if it was possible."

The time between starts didn't seem to hurt Gumboots, as she romped by 7 1/4 lengths and earned an 86 Beyer Speed Figure in the Fanfreluche.

And Carroll does not see the stretchout to seven furlongs as a problem for Gumboots.

"Hopefully, she handles that the way she's handled everything else so far," he said Carroll. "She finished well in her last race."

Patrick Husbands retains the mount on Gumboots, who worked a bullet five furlongs in 59.60 seconds last Sunday.

Sudsy Baby is shortening up to seven furlongs in the Glorious Song after finishing a distant second behind Knights Templar in the Grade 3 Mazarine over 1 1/16 miles here Oct. 1. Knights Templar then ran sixth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Belmont.

"I don't think going back to seven furlongs will be any disadvantage," said Stanley Baresich, who trains Sudsy Baby. "She has a lot of natural speed."

Sudsy Baby also ran second in the five-furlong My Dear here July 2. She will be making her seventh start in the Glorious Song.

Top Notch Lady, a California-bred who finished a head behind Sudsy Baby as the third-place finisher in the Mazarine, came back to win a first-level allowance at 1 1/16 miles.

Ray Sabourin retains the mount on Top Notch Lady, who is trained by Mark Casse.

Like a Gem, Angel on Watch, Nicely Done, and Train to Glory also come into the Glorious Song in search of their second straight victories.

Like a Gem and Angel on Watch both won in their first start.

Perigee Girl, the only stakes winner besides Gumboots in the field, won the six-furlong Victorian Queen for Ontario-sired fillies here Oct. 5.