12/12/2012 1:39PM

Woodbine: Miss Tatey Cat figures to set pace in Friday allowance


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The steady Miss Tatey Cat figures to lead the way in Friday’s Woodbine feature for 2-year-old fillies. Her main obstacle in the first-level allowance might be the seven-furlong distance.

Miss Tatey Cat has made all three of her starts at five furlongs in maiden-claiming company, and ran against a track bias in her first two tries. She broke slowly before stalking the leaders on the outside en route to finishing second over an inside-favoring track in her $40,000 opener Oct. 3.

After breaking from the rail second time out over an outside-favoring strip, Miss Tatey Cat rushed up to set the pace before ending up second again. The four-length winner of that $32,000 dash, Aunt Els, subsequently won an allowance and the Ontario Lassie Stakes.

Miss Tatey Cat put it all together most recently in another $32,000 claimer, which she won for fun after setting an honest pace. Patrick Husbands has the mount on her again for leading trainer Mark Casse.

Bangla Dancer was along for second at 35-1 in Aunt Els’s explosive allowance win traveling six furlongs Nov. 23. She was previously victorious in a slow Ontario-sired maiden special. Jesse Campbell will ride her for the first time here for trainer Lynn Simon.

With eight starts under her girth, Sarah Her Highness is the most experienced runner in the lineup. After graduating second time out, she finished third in three consecutive races, which included two restricted stakes, the Muskoka and Fanfreluche.

Sarah Her Highness went 1 1/16 miles in her last three excursions. In a $50,000 claimer last Sunday, she disposed of three challengers on the front end before giving way late to the longshot winner D’wildcat Gold.

Apprentice Skye Chernetz inherits the mount from Campbell on Sarah Her Highness, who is trained by Bill Tharrenos.

Royal Slam has found the mark in three of seven outings, all for trainer Mike Doyle. She defeated $20,000 maidens and $25,000 opposition early in the fall and then failed to stay 1 1/16 miles in allowance company Nov. 24. She crushed $40,000 claimers after an ideal outside stalking trip under David Moran on Dec. 5.

Bear’s Molly has been idle since she trounced $20,000 maidens by 13 lengths with a modest 55 Beyer Speed Figure on Oct. 24.

Resolute Bay also got a 55 Beyer for winning her last race, which was the second time that she prevailed with a $20,000 claiming price.

Royal Privilege polished off $50,000 maidens second time out with a 61 Beyer on Nov. 20, but then wasn’t up to snuff in Aunt Els’s allowance victory.