08/22/2011 12:38PM

Woodbine: Stronach holds strong pair in allowance


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The Stronach Stable entry of Flyaway Bird and Skylara should be scary-good in the seventh and final race on Wednesday night’s Woodbine card. The first-level allowance drew five other fillies and mares, who will clash over 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack.

Flyaway Bird made quite a splash when she debuted in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special July 22. She tracked a fast pace on the outside, before assuming command early in the stretch, and went on to prevail by two lengths, earning a solid 76 Beyer Speed Figure.

Emma Wilson will ride Flyaway Bird for trainer Reade Baker, a combination that has a 23 percent strike rate at the meet. Flyaway is by the brilliant Ghostzapper and out of the stakes-winning Holy Bull mare Saintliness.

Skylara also graduated at first asking around two turns, doing so with a 65 Beyer in April. She went on to run third and second in a pair of allowances for 3-year-olds, including one on the grass.

Skylara has had a little break since her subpar performance in a July 2 allowance, in which she wound up fifth after racing toward the inside over an outside-biased track.

Trainer Roger Attfield will give a hot Patrick Husbands a leg up on Skylara, another daughter of Horse of the Year Ghostzapper.

Kindersley is making her local debut for Chiefswood Stable and trainer Paul Attard, who sent out Niigon’s Touch to take Saturday’s Eternal Search Stakes.

Kindersley was a distant runner-up in a July 25 optional claimer at Delaware, which was won by Love and Pride who subsequently took the Proud Spell Stakes at Saratoga with a 90 Beyer.

Kindersley, who has never competed on synthetics, breezed five-eighths in 1:02.60 on the Polytrack on Aug. 15. Jesse Campbell will ride the expensive daughter of Bernardini.

Achieving commenced her career in January at Fair Grounds, where she finished fourth and second in a pair of maiden special routes on the dirt. Following a six-month layoff here July 31, she won a maiden special weight sprint with a 67 Beyer under Luis Contreras, who retains the mount.

Playing for Fun won her maiden on Polytrack in her 14th start July 7 and then doubled up in a $40,000 conditioned claimer on the grass Aug 1.

Completing the field are Alta Lake and Bear Memory, who was a non-threatening seventh in the July 31 Wonder Where Stakes.