05/02/2011 1:45PM

Woodbine: Dreamy Moonlite goes in allowance spot


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Dreamy Moonlite, who was scratched from Saturday’s Fury Stakes, heads an eight-horse field of Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies Wednesday night at Woodbine, in a six-furlong allowance for nonwinners of two.

Dreamy Moonlite started four times at 2. After notching her debut in an Ontario-sired maiden special in August, she competed in three consecutive restricted stakes. Following a two-month layoff Oct. 2, she wound up fourth after breaking awkwardly in the six-furlong Victorian Queen.

Dreamy Moonlite was sent off at 13-1 in the six-furlong Fanfreluche in October, in which she tracked the pace along the inside over an outside-biased track, en route to finishing second behind the upwardly mobile Inglorious. She closed out her season by running second after making a premature move Nov. 10, in the 1 1/16-mile South Ocean.

Dreamy Moonlite was heavily favored in her season opener in a five-furlong allowance April 15, but she had to settle for second after encountering traffic on the turn. Emma Wilson will ride her again for trainer John Staples.

Olivia’s Song could be the main threat. She was second in each of her first two outings last summer, before finishing far back in the Nandi Stakes.

Olivia’s Song rallied inside to land a five-furlong maiden special when she returned from an eight-month absence April 8. The 64 Beyer Speed Figure she earned equaled her best previous number, and she might be able to build on that performance.

Apprentice Ryan Pacheco retains the mount on Olivia’s Song, who is trained by a hot Laurie Silvera.

Classy Katherine showed lots of speed in her three 2-year-old outings, and won her maiden in a slow six-furlong event in September. She was a stalking third behind Dreamy Moonlite in her season opener.

Sagatiba, a router, could be along to pick up some of the scraps in her first appearance of the year. She checked in third as the favorite in South Ocean, but could manage only sixth after a troubled trip in the Dec. 4 Ontario Lassie Stakes.

Trainer Earl Barnett entered two longshots, Charming Beauty and Foxy Devil.

Charming Beauty graduated second-time out at 2, before coming up empty in both the Victorian Queen and Muskoka Stakes. She was along for third last time out in a Nov. 24 allowance.

Foxy Devil showed nothing in her lone 2-year-old excursion, but she wired $25,000 Ontario-sired maidens April 15, earning just a 34 Beyer.