07/13/2009 11:00PM

Win Allison Win tries open company


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Since joining trainer John Sadler's barn, Win Allison Win needed one race to beat maidens, and two races to win an allowance race for statebreds.

The number of times she will need to win an allowance race against open company will determine how quickly Win Allison Win is tried in a stakes.

Thursday at Hollywood Park, Win Allison Win will attempt to win her third race in four starts in a $50,000 allowance for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on turf. If she prevails, Win Allison Win will be pointed for the $100,000 Solana Beach Handicap at a mile on turf at Del Mar on Aug. 23.

"If she's good enough, I'd love to come back in the Solana Beach," Sadler said. "She's a nice filly. How good she is, we'll find out."

Owned by a partnership that includes breeder Mick Ruis, Win Allison Win beat statebreds by a half-length on June 13, closing from fourth. She has worked quickly in recent weeks.

"She was in tight the other day and won rather nicely," Sadler said.

Win Allison Win is part of a field of eight. Sadler also starts Xpectation, a 4-year-old New Zealand-bred filly who was a troubled seventh in her U.S. debut on May 21. Xpectation will be fitted with blinkers on Thursday.

"She had a rough trip the first time," Sadler said. "She wasn't comfortable and never really got with it. I put blinkers on her [in training] and she was better."

There are three 3-year-old fillies in the field that won a maiden race in their last start - Dreamalong, First Grade, and Royal Fortune. Dreamalong needed eight races to beat maidens, finally doing so on June 14. Trainer Julio Canani said she has improved since that race.

"She breezed better than ever, more relaxed and better than ever," he said. "She's changing a lot, that filly."

The well-bred Royal Fortune won a six-furlong maiden race on turf on June 19. First Grade won her turf debut in a one-mile maiden race on May 23 and has not started since.

The filly racing after the longest layoff is Aromatherapy, who has not started since November, when she ran in England. Now trained by Ben Cecil, Aromatherapy has won 2 of 7 starts.

"We'll probably need a race, but I'm happy enough with her up to this point," Cecil said.