10/19/2011 2:29PM

Woodbine: Savethethought goes for three in a row


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Savethethought seeks her third win in a row in Ontario-sired company Friday at Woodbine in the featured allowance for fillies and mares, which will be run over nine furlongs for a purse of $62,300.

Savethethought, a Chiefswood Stable homebred, closed for second after a tardy start when she debuted in a nine-furlong turf route July 9. Nearly six weeks later, she graduated after racing forwardly in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special, earning a 70 Beyer Speed Figure.

Savethethought proved to be a dependable single in the late pick four on Woodbine Mile Day, Sept. 18. Making her first start on Polytrack in a 1 1/16-mile allowance, she parlayed a four-wide stalking trip into a three-quarter-length tally over Burmah Star, who returned to finish third in the Carotene Stakes.

Savethethought has worked three times leading up this engagement for trainer Rachel Halden, who has won with 5 of 11 starters at the meet. Steve Bahen retains the mount.

Forrest’s Mist could vie for favoritism with Savethethought. She ran greenly early before encountering traffic en route to running seventh in her seven-furlong debut Sept. 3.

Three weeks later, trainer Mark Casse ran Forrest’s Mist in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special on Polytrack, which she won easily in 1:46.20, a time that got her a 68 Beyer.

Patrick Husbands will ride Forrest’s Mist, who breezed five-eighths last Friday in a bullet 59.40 seconds.

Reconnect was competitive in nonwinners-of-two Ontario-sired allowance company, before trainer Ashlee Brnjas put her on the turf for the first time Sept. 10 in the restricted La Prevoyante. In one of the biggest upsets of the meet, she closed down the center of the course from far back to win that one-mile stakes at 70-1.

Reconnect was definitely in with a chance in the Oct. 2 Carotene, until it was taken off the grass. After flashing some speed, she backed up in the stretch and finished eighth.

Leading rider Luis Contreras picks up the mount on Reconnect, who is owned by Colebrook Farm.

Classic Maria was a non-threatening fifth in her first turf attempt in the nine-furlong Carotene. Both of her victories took place in the spring over 1 1/16 miles, including an allowance triumph.

Spend Now and Save beat two of her current rivals when second with the aid of an outside bias in a slowly run allowance at this nonwinners-of-three level Oct. 1.