09/14/2006 12:00AM

Ward filly back from break


ELMONT, N.Y. - For All We Know had a big start to her racing career, winning her first three starts by a combined nine lengths. Her connections are hoping for an equally big finish as For All We Know starts the final chapter of her career in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Floral Park Handicap at Belmont Park.

For All We Know, owned by John Oxley and trained by John Ward, comes into the six-furlong Floral Park off a seven-month layoff. But she has been breezing steadily since the spring, logging 11 five-furlong workouts since May 26.

For All We Know, who won the Grade 2 Raven Run at Keeneland last October, has run only once this year, a ninth-place finish in the Hurricane Bertie Handicap at Gulfstream in February. Ward said For All We Know didn't flourish in south Florida this winter, so he gave her time off.

"She never got back to being a picture of health that she was when she was a 3-year-old," Ward said. "It's taken her a while to get back to that. I do think she's fit enough. She ought to run a pretty representative race."

Kent Desormeaux rides For All We Know from post 4.

There is plenty of speed in the Floral Park to set things up for a stalker such as For All We Know or a closer such as Swap Fliparoo.

Swap Fliparoo took advantage of a hot pace to win the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga, sliding up the rail to run down an exhausted Original Spin. Swap Fliparoo, trained by Allen Jerkens, suffered an ankle injury in her subsequent training and has worked twice for this. Breaking from post 8 should be a plus for her.

Jerkens will also send out Grecian Lover, who won a third-level allowance race when last seen at Belmont, but who bombed in two stakes tries at Saratoga. Jerkens puts blinkers on Grecian Lover for this.

Stormy Kiss won the Grade 1 Honorable Miss on the front end before finishing third in the Ballerina when unable to make the lead. She will most likely fight for the lead in here with Pretty Imposing, Indian Flare, or Great Intentions.

Ever Elusive has done her best running from off the pace, but was involved in pace battles in her last two starts. She won her only start over this course last year.

Great Intentions went 2 for 2 at Belmont last fall, but has tailed off since then.