07/03/2012 11:38AM

Woodbine: Raincoats’ntuxedos may have company up front in Thursday allowance sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The rapid Raincoats’ntuxedos has run huge from the tricky 1 hole and will break from the rail for the third time in a row in Thursday’s Woodbine headliner, a six-furlong first-level allowance for 3-year-olds. Post time for the first of eight races is 2:10 p.m.

Raincoats’ntuxedos, trained by Abraham Katryan, went to the sidelines for nearly six months after graduating second time out at 2. When he came back to play Nov. 25, he was beaten a neck by Mr. Monty when second in a restricted allowance.

Raincoats’ntuxedos romped home on top by four lengths over Bear and Rod in his season opener in nonwinners-of-two Ontario-sired allowance company April 13. Two weeks later, in another 5 1/2-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired stock, he came up a neck short after setting a quick pace.

Raincoats’ntuxedos cleared the nonwinners-of-three Onatrio-sired level while beating a modest field May 16. Most recently, he tried the turf for the first time in the six-furlong Bold Ruckus, during which he was hounded on the lead over yielding ground before giving way to favored Jenna’s Wabbit.

Raincoatsn’tuxedos breezed a bullet half-mile Saturday and will be ridden by Eurico Da Silva, who was aboard for two of his triumphs.

Ocala Son also possesses early foot. He came up empty in his seasonal bow in the Woodstock Stakes and then finished fourth and second after leading most of the way in a pair of allowances.

Ocala Son breaks from the outside post under Richard Dos Ramos, who might be inclined to sit off the other speed on the backstretch.

Delegation stalked the early lead before going in for the kill when he landed his June 15 debut on the grass by 3 1/2 lengths, with a 74 Beyer Speed Figure.

Patrick Husbands retains the mount on the Mark Casse-trained Delegation, who is a son of Speightstown and Grade 1 winner Cindy’s Hero.

Tom Joy finally put it all together in his eighth start June 14, when he trounced $40,000 maidens over six furlongs. His last two Beyers – 77 and 75 – are comparable to what Raincoats’ntuxedos has been posting.

Ifimlyinimdyin got away slowly last time before taking the long way around over an inside-biased track when second in a $32,000 claimer. He won his two previous outings, against $32,000 maidens and $25,000 3-year-olds.

Completing the field is Oro Vero, who was only an early factor in his two races early in the spring, the Woodstock and an allowance.