09/06/2001 11:00PM

Undercard draws ace shippers


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - American shippers Louve Mysterieuse and Miesque's Approval should be tough in Sunday's supporting features at Woodbine, the Grade 2 Canadian Handicap and the

Grade 2 Summer Stakes.

Louve Mysterieuse ships in from California for the $235,000 Canadian, a 1 1/8-mile turf event for fillies and mares. A French import, Louve Mysterieuse hasn't been worse than fourth in six starts this year for trainer Neil Drysdale, who sent her out to win an optional claimer at Santa Anita in February.

Louve Mysterieuse returned from a three-month layoff to finish a head back in second in a $125,000 optional claimer at Del Mar Aug. 17. Gary Stevens retains the mount.

Step With Style gets jockey Jerry Bailey in the Canadian for trainer Christophe Clement, who ended a winless drought at Woodbine last weekend when he won the Niagara Handicap with Honor Glide.

Step With Style has been first or second in all five of her North American outings, the most recent a narrow loss in the Spicy Living Handicap at Rockingham.

Fly for Avie, last year's upset winner of the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, hasn't started since she ran sixth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf Nov. 4 at Churchill.

"She was bred and got in foal on the first cover but then lost it in Kentucky," said trainer David Bell. "She's training as well as she was last fall."

Nymphenburg has won two in a row since trainer Jerry Meyer put her on Lasix. She blew away her Ontario-sired opposition in the Victoriana Stakes and captured an allowance/optional claimer with ease Aug. 29.

"We were lucky that allowance race filled," said Meyer. "We got paid $39,000 to work her. She's in a different league now."

The promising Miesque's Approval will be favored in the $181,750 Summer, a one-mile turf race for 2-year-olds.

Miesque's Approval graduated in his second start, a 1 1/16-mile maiden special at Saratoga, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 81 under a hand ride. Bailey will ride for trainer Bill Mott.

Deeliteful Guy has been absent since he beat Miesque's Approval in his first try on the grass in a July 21 maiden special at Belmont. Pat Day rides for Clement.

Dale Capuano trains Union Place, who led throughout an Aug. 26 maiden event at Saratoga, running 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.80. "He ran the fastest 2-year-old race on the turf at Saratoga this year," said Bill Sorokolit, who owns Union Place.