09/09/2013 10:14AM

Woodbine: Refreshingmemories looks to break through in Wednesday feature


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Refreshingmemories has been knocking on the door in five-furlong maiden special weight races for Ontario-sired females, and will compete under those conditions Wednesday night at Woodbine in the only non-claiming event on the eight-race card.

Refreshingmemories faded to seventh after a stalking trip when she debuted over six furlongs June 14. Two weeks later, when she cut back to five-eighths, she pressed the pace with blinkers on and lugged out on the turn before ending up second.

Refreshingmemories was more focused in another maiden dash Aug. 3, when she set a pressured pace before weakening to finish second. The winner, Philzana, came back to take an Ontario-sired allowance race by five lengths with a Beyer Speed Figure of 66.

Top jockey Luis Contreras will ride Refreshingmemories again for second-leading trainer Bob Tiller, who sent her out for two fast breezes in the past three weeks.

Bug’s Girl nearly found the mark when second in her second outing June 26, but then could not keep up after flashing speed in a five-furlong maiden special weight race on Aug. 3. Most recently, in a turf sprint, she set the early pace before dropping back to fourth on the turn and then rebid along the inside for third.

Steve Bahen will get a leg up from trainer John LeBlanc Jr. on Bug’s Girl. Douglas LeBlanc, the horse’s co-owner and the son of the trainer, won the 2011 Halton Stakes with Bug’s Boy, who’s not related to Bug’s Girl.

Lady Do Good was a flat fourth when she debuted in June 2012. She had a tardy start and a wide trip when third in her only other outing May 26, a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race that had three next-out winners, along with the future open-allowance winner Line of Best Fit.

Apprentice jockey Skye Chernetz inherits the mount from Contreras on Lady Do Good, who is trained by Mike De Paulo.

Miyoshi’s Sahara was third behind Philzana and Refreshingmemories after a wide, stalking trip in one of her better performances on Aug. 3.

The first-time starter Speedy Diablo has a blend of speed and stamina in her pedigree. A daughter of the late Bold Executive, she is a half-sister to stakes winner Kabeeb and the useful sprinter Candy Bull.

Speedy Diablo has worked quickly on dirt at Fort Erie, which also is where Wednesday entrant Abitibi Limits is based. Abitibi Limits attended the pace before fading to third when she debuted in a recent maiden special for Ontario-sired females at Fort Erie.

Dan’s Dee Dee is adding Lasix following a summer vacation and could show improvement.