04/27/2012 11:25AM

Woodbine notes: Kitty's Got Class preps in Fury with eye on Lady Angela

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Michael Burns
Pender Harbour, last year's champion 3-year-old in Canada, is scheduled to make his first start of the year in the May 26 Eclipse or May 27 Connaught Cup.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario -  Kitty’s Got Class, an Ontario-sired filly who won two stakes here last season, will be making her seasonal bow in the Fury for trainer Mike DePaulo.

Racing for Denny Andrews and the late Dr. Mike Colterjohn, Kitty’s Got Class won the six-furlong Victorian Queen for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies and the six-furlong Fanfreluche for Ontario-breds before being well-beaten in the open Glorious Song at seven furlongs.

“This is a tough spot,” said DePaulo, of the Fury. “Hopefully, she’ll do some running for us. We’ll get a race into her, and then look at the Lady Angela.”

The $125,000 Lady Angela, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies, will be run here May 20.

DePaulo also reports that Pender Harbour, last year’s champion 3-year-old male, is progressing nicely toward his seasonal bow.

“He’s coming along really well,” said DePaulo, who is eyeing either the May 26 Eclipse or the May 27 Connaught Cup for Pender Harbour’s return.

The Eclipse, at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, offers Grade 3 status and a purse of $150,000 while the $150,000 Connaught Cup is a Grade 2 stakes at seven furlongs on the turf.

Queenston, Vigil on deck

In addition to Menlo Castle, other candidates for the Queenston include Beeker Street, Danger Bay, Dead On, Making Amends and Peyton.

Next Sunday, older horses will be in the spotlight in the Grade 3 Vigil, a seven-furlong race for 4-year-olds and upward which offers a purse of $150,000.

Essence Hit Man, an impressive winner of the Jacques Cartier in his seasonal bow here April 7, heads a prospective field which should also include Bear Tough Tiger, Big Band Sound, Signature Red and Something Extra.