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Woodbine: Silent Serenity will try to go all the way in Wednesday sprint
By Ron Gierkink
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The speedy Silent Serenity may have found a field that she can wire in Wednesday’s second race at Woodbine, a $62,500-$60,000 claimer over six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies.
Silent Serenity crushed $32,000 maidens over five furlongs in her season opener April 13, when she was awarded a solid 77 Beyer Speed Figure. She was claimed that day by Trinity Racing Stable and trainer Clint Abraham, who sent her out for a third-place finish in a first-level allowance April 27.
Silent Serenity cleared the first allowance condition June 2. She set quick fractions on an uncontested lead in the six-furlong dash before scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:09.02, a time that earned her a 76 Beyer.
Silent Serenity was beaten in double digits in each of her last two excursions, including the Duchess, a seven-furlong stakes that was simply too far and too tough for her.
Silent Serenity has had a freshening since the July 28 Duchess, during which she worked three times. Jim McAleney rides her Wednesday for her new trainer, John DiMarco.
Casablanca Kiss rallied for second behind Silent Serenity in her best of three races at the meet June 2. She subsequently ran third in two other allowances but only got a 61 Beyer in the last one.
Trainer Sid Attard, who claimed Casablanca Kiss from her debut for $62,500 last September, has given the call to a hot David Moran.
Sca Doodle is competing with a claiming tag for the first time in the six-furlong feature.
Sca Doodle placed in three of five starts last year at 2 without finding the mark. She earned her diploma second time out this year by seven lengths after pressing a slow pace, in a seven-furlong maiden special.
Sca Doodle had a wide journey in a June 23 allowance but was able to secure second behind Evil Kitten, who subsequently finished fourth in the Duchess and second in the Grade 3 Ontario Colleen Stakes. Most recently, she was a fading fourth after dueling through soft fractions in another allowance.
Emma Wilson, who is closing in on career win No 1,000, will ride Sca Doodle again for trainer Reade Baker.
Lil’ Sasha had a productive first half of the meet, during which she won two of six starts and nearly $80,000. She notched a first-level allowance on the grass July 15 and was second for $40,000 when she came back from a break Sept. 2.
Rounding out the field is Dolce Lemone, who has struggled since graduating in a slow $50,000 maiden claimer in June.
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