06/03/2013 1:56PM

Woodbine: Line of Best Fit tries winners in Wednesday allowance


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Recent maiden winner Line of Best Fit takes a speed figure advantage into the featured second race on the first Wednesday night card of the Woodbine meet. Post time for the first of eight races is 6:45 p.m.

Line of Best Fit closed belatedly on the outside over a rail-favoring track when third in her debut on the final day of the 2012 meet. Like all Bob Tiller-trained runners, she got the winter off. She was second when she came off the bench May 5 in a maiden special won by I’m a Kittyhawk, who subsequently doubled up in the Lady Angela Stakes.

Line of Best Fit graduated on the front end by a diminishing half-length in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special May 26, earning a 63 Beyer Speed Figure in the process.

On Wednesday, Line of Best Fit drew an ideal post (5) in the 6 1/2-furlong allowance, which lured five other Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies. Apprentice Skye Chernetz retains the mount on the Frank DiGiulio Jr. homebred.

Trainer Scott Fairlie entered Professor’s Ride and Natural Blonde, who are not coupled.

Professor’s Ride looked like a nice prospect when she finished second to favored Cryptic Message in the Nandi Stakes last August, but she missed the board in two subsequent restricted stakes.

Professor’s Ride ran evenly to run third in her season debut, but then came up empty in another allowance after encountering traffic on the turn.

Natural Blonde defeated Professor’s Ride while finishing second in both of her outings at the meet. She graduated at first asking at 2, before ending up fifth in the Shady Well Stakes, which was dominated by Cryptic Message and Spring in the Air, the latter last year’s Canadian champion 2-year-old filly.

Gary Boulanger has the call on Natural Blonde, while Michelle Rainford pilots Professor’s Ride.

Bangla Dancer was a respectable fourth in open allowance company when she came off the sidelines April 20. Two weeks later, she retreated to finish a distant fifth after pressing a slow pace in a seven-furlong Ontario-sired allowance.

Richard Dos Ramos will get a leg up from trainer Lynn Simon on Bangla Dancer, who is a first-time Lasix user.

Good to Be Lucky was a minor player in her two appearances at this stand. The highlight of her seven-race 2-year-old campaign was a blowout score over $20,000 maidens. A hot Luis Contreras will ride her again for trainer Bill Tharrenos.

Rounding out the field is Rocket Colleen, who eked out a victory over $25,000 Ontario-sired maidens May 12.