05/13/2011 12:08PM

Woodbine: Portside back to two turns in La Lorgnette Stakes

Michael Burns
Portside, winner of the Star Shoot, will go back to two turns in Sunday’s La Lorgnette.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Portside will go back to a route off a victory in the six-furlong Star Shoot Stakes on Sunday at Woodbine in the La Lorgnette Stakes, a $150,000 event for 3-year-old fillies.

Portside had a winter campaign at Aqueduct, where she captured a six-furlong maiden race Jan. 30. She subsequently placed in two mile and 70-yard stakes on the inner track, which included a neck loss to R Holiday Mood in the Out Ruled.

Portside was turned over to trainer Barb Minshall prior to her local debut in the fast-paced Star Shoot, which she won with a strong rally in her first synthetic-track excursion.

“We thought she’d run well, because she won going six furlongs,” Minshall said. “She obviously had the right pace setup and was really sharp. She handled the Polytrack well and got a good ride. Everything worked out well.”

Minshall said Portside has trained forwardly since the Star Shoot and will have Emma Wilson back in the saddle.

“She’s done really well,” Minshall said. “She’s in good order.”

Inglorious will prep for the June 5 Woodbine Oaks in the 1 1/16-mile La Lorgnette, which is named after the 1985 Oaks winner.

Inglorious won her debut in October in the Fanfreluche and then doubled up in another restricted stakes, the Ontario Lassie, before wintering at Fair Grounds.

Following a layoff, Inglorious rallied for second behind the heavily favored Kathmanblu in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes on Feb. 19. She has been idle since March 26, when she finished a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks.

Leading rider Luis Contreras beamed over Inglorious’s five-furlong breeze in 1:00.40 here Tuesday on the Polytrack.

“She worked great,” Contreras said. “She galloped out good. That’s the first time I worked her. She’s in good form. She’s ready to go.”

Anne’s Beauty is going long for the first time off a third against older opposition in an April 24 optional claimer. The highlight of her 2-year-old campaign was a game score over Nina Fever in the seven-furlong Glorious Song Stakes, for which she got an 83 Beyer Speed Figure.

Miss Inclined was a troubled third in the Star Shoot, which came on the heels of an optional-claiming tally at Fair Grounds.

Rein in Avaricity and Spooky Kitten were both supplemented at a cost of $3,000.