10/24/2011 12:17PM

Woodbine: Kerry Convent out to keep trainer hot

Michael Burns
Tree Pose (front), with Jono Jones riding, runs second to stablemate Lucky Be Me in last fall's Muskoka. She has not raced since then.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Steve Attard has won with 6 of his last 20 Woodbine starters, which includes three scores last week. He will try to keep the roll going Wednesday night when he sends out Kerry Convent in the third race, a 5 1/2-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired females.

Kerry Convent began her campaign April 22, with a victory in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special. A month later, she finished up the track in the Lady Angela Stakes, and she also came up empty in a subsequent turf experiment.

Following a two-month vacation Sept. 3, Kerry Convent was a prominent fourth in a six-furlong allowance. Most recently going five-eighths, she broke a bit slowly before taking the long way home en route to a much-improved third behind two next-out allowance winners.

Emile Ramsammy takes over on Kerry Convent, who has worked twice in preparation for her return from a six-week freshening.

Miser, owned and trained by Steve Asmussen, has banked $100,000 this year in the lucrative Ontario-sired ranks. She lost a nail-biter to Dreamy Moonlite on Aug. 1, and then came right back to clear the nonwinners-of0two allowance condition with a 71 Beyer Speed Figure on the grass.

Most recently in her debut at this nonwinners-of-three class, Miser raced towards the inside over an outside-biased track, before finishing a flat fifth.

Tree Pose was the morning-line favorite when this race was originally carded last Thursday, when the card was scrapped due because of a drainage problem with the Polytrack.

Tree Pose had a very productive 2-year-old season last year, during which she captured the Nandi Stakes after checking in second in the Shady Well Stakes.

Tree Pose has been idle since her nose loss to stablemate Lucky Be Me in the restricted Muskoka Stakes in September of last year. She was working at Fort Erie this September, before recording three Polytrack drills here this month.

Dancin Annie has been sidelined since ending up third in an allowance route on the grass June 2, which has yielded two next-out winners.

Ticket Time only got a 58 Beyer Figure when she wound up second in a similar spot Oct. 5. She should be prominent from the outset.

Classy Katherine is adding blinkers off a fade job, and she could link up on the early lead with another longshot, Gin Queen.

Queen On Line is shedding the blinkers off a decent performance, and is capable of completing the super.