08/02/2011 11:01AM

Woodbine: Jomelo has talent, hot Attard barn going for him


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Jomelo heads a promising group of 2-year-olds in Thursday’s seventh race at Woodbine, a maiden special scheduled for six furlongs on the grass.

A member of the red-hot Sid Attard barn, which sent out the first two finishers in last Sunday’s Vandal Stakes, Jomelo has started twice. Jomelo rallied for second when he debuted over 4 1/2 furlongs May 29. Five weeks later, he was sent off at 5-2 in the restricted Clarendon Stakes. He tracked the leader Jenna’s Wabbit en route to running third behind that one and victorious Making Amends, who came back to finish third in the Vandal. Jomelo got a 66 Beyer Figure in the 5 1/2-furlong Clarendon.

Jomelo is by Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, who never competed on the grass. His unraced dam is a half-sister to three turf winners.

Attard is putting Jomelo on Lasix, and Tyler Pizarro will ride the Jim Lawson-owned gelding again.

Trainer Mark Casse entered two nicely bred first-time starters who possess some turf breeding, Economic Recovery and Has It Now.

Economic Recovery, a $135,000 yearling purchase by Malibu Moon, has worked quickly on several occasions. He is out of a half-sister to Grade 2 Alcibiades Stakes winner Spinning Round.

Has It Now, a $170,000 colt by Tiznow, breezed five-eighths in a fast 59.40 on the Polytrack July 24.

Dramatist is debuting with blinkers and Lasix for trainer Brian Lynch, who has been more proficient second time out than first. Dramatist is from the first crop of Grade 1 Woodbine Mile winner Shakespeare, and his dam produced Grade 3 Lone Star Derby winner Wanna Runner.

Huntsville is making his first start for Lynch. He ran three times at Hollywood Park, all in maiden special weight company for California-breds. His best effort was a closing runner-up finish traveling five-eighths on the Cushion Track.

Fighter, a first-timer trained by Malcolm Pierce, breezed five-eighths around the cones on the turf training course in 1:03.60 on July 15. The son of Arch is out of Sweet Science, who was stakes-placed on the grass in Kentucky.

Peyton broke awkwardly when he debuted in a tough maiden special July 10, and then made up some ground to end up sixth before galloping out strongly. Trainer Mike Doyle is adding blinkers to his equipment.

Playin’inmywhiskey has worked quickly on the grass since a disappointing run in his second outing.