09/23/2011 11:58AM

Woodbine: Selene has filly showdown


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – A showdown between Woodbine’s two leading 3-year-old fillies, Anne’s Beauty and Inglorious, highlights Sunday’s $250,000 Selene Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile route with Grade 3 status.

Anne’s Beauty is riding the wave of a two-race win streak, in a pair of open stakes. She won the seven-furlong Duchess on Polytrack with an Beyer Speed Figure of 88, and the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen with an 87 Beyer Figure.

Trainer Paul Attard said he was confident that Anne’s Beauty would handle the grass in the one-mile Ontario Colleen.

“I thought the company might be tough, but I didn’t think the surface would be an issue.” Attard said.

The only time that she went 1 1/16 mileS on Polytrack, Anne’s Beauty checked in second to Inglorious in the May 15 La Lorgnette Stakes.

“It was a good race for her,” Attard recalled. “She’s learning with every race, and at that time, she was still a little green – unsure about the two turns. She lost a little momentum going into the [far] turn, but she made a run down the lane.”

Attard said he hasn’t trained Anne’s Beauty too hard leading up to the Selene.

“We gave her a few strong gallops, and just one work,” said Attard. “Patrick Husbands worked her five-eighths in minute and change, and she galloped out really well.”

Attard said he is considering the Grade 2 Raven Run at Keeneland Oct. 22 for Anne’s Beauty’s next start.

Inglorious went on a tear after her victory in the La Lorgnette. She captured the nine-furlong Woodbine Oaks over Spooky Kitten and the upwardly mobile Marketing Mix.

Inglorious took on males June 26 in the $1 million Queen’s Plate, in which she came charging from the well back to win going away. Left in her wake was Pender Harbour, who swept the next two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales and Breeders’ Stakes.

Inglorious bypassed the remainder of the Triple Crown and the Triple Tiara, a series for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies, in favor of a freshening to prepare her for the Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga. She was beaten a pole in the 10-furlong Alabama after struggling with the dirt surface, which caused her to displace her palate, according to trainer Josie Carroll.

Carroll also entered the nicely-bred Bernardini filly Achieving, who has been idle since winning a slow maiden special weight sprint July 31.

Dynamic Holiday, based in Maryland with trainer Graham Motion, has stuck to the turf since taking a nine-furlong maiden special on Keeneland’s Polytrack last October.

Dynamic Holiday notched her stakes debut in the Jan. 1 Tropical Park Oaks at Calder, and she won her fourth race in a row in March at Gulfstream in the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride Stakes. Following a layoff July 16, she ran fifth in the Grade 3 Virginia Oaks, and was third most recently in the Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga, in which she beat a troubled Winter Memories.