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Woodbine: Silent Treat back on grass for Wednesday allowance
By Ron Gierkink
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Silent Treat goes back to turf in the six-furlong allowance headliner Wednesday night at Woodbine following a gutsy Polytrack allowance victory last month.
Silent Treat graduated in her second career start May 20, winning a maiden special weight race, and ran second to a sharp Lynnessa in a subsequent Ontario-sired allowance. Her first turf experience June 29 was troubled, as she was shut off between rivals in the stretch. She faded to fifth but was placed fourth via disqualification.
Silent Treat rebounded three weeks ago in a five-furlong allowance for nonwinners of two. The daughter of leading Ontario sire Silent Name rallied between foes in the stretch to prevail by a neck.
Michelle Rainford retains the mount on the Scott Fairlie-trained Silent Treat, a 3-year-old who will meet several older Ontario-sired opponents Wednesday, including Ciboulette.
Trained by Joe Walls, Ciboulette began her campaign in top form, capturing a 5 1/2-furlong allowance May 20 in her second start of the year. She has tailed off in her last few, but a change in surfaces could be just what she needs since she was along for second in her only grass start, which came last October.
With Tyler Pizarro aboard, Ciboulette will break from post 1, which has yielded a hefty 21 percent win rate in turf sprints at the meet.
Trainer Bob Tiller entered the steady 3-year-olds Tequilamockingbird and Seaboa, who are not coupled.
Tequilamockingbird experimented on grass against older Ontario-sired stock at Fort Erie on July 23, when she was disqualified from second to fourth in the five-furlong Rainbow Connection Stakes.
Seaboa, a daughter of successful turf sire Bold Executive, is making her first start on grass. She was a stalking second behind her heavily favored stablemate Line of Best Fit in a six-furlong allowance Aug. 2.
Teresa’s Pride was outfinished for second by Seaboa after closing very wide off a slow early pace Aug. 2. She was beaten four lengths against maidens in a turf sprint last year.
David Moran will ride the 4-year-old Teresa’s Pride again for trainer John LeBlanc Jr.
Bangla Dancer chased Teresa’s Pride home when third on Polytrack on July 14. She came back to win her turf debut in a six-furlong allowance under a terrific ride from Jesse Campbell, who angled her toward the inside on the turn and rallied along the rail to prevail at 14-1.
Blondie the Best is starting for the first time since July 25, 2012, when she won a seven-furlong grass allowance with a 73 Beyer Speed Figure.
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