11/11/2011 1:04PM

Woodbine: Tu Endie Wei, Kitty's Got Class clash in Glorious Song

Michael Burns
Kitty’s Got Class, winning the Fanfreluche Stakes, will try to keep her perfect record intact in the Glorious Song.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Tu Endie Wei has the superior Beyer Figures, but Kitty’s Got Class has never lost. The two gifted fillies will clash Sunday in the $150,000 Glorious Song Stakes, which could have Sovereign Award implications in the 2-year-old filly division.

Tu Endie Wei took Woodbine by storm when she mounted an impressive wide rally from off a sizzling pace to win her June 25 debut in the My Dear Stakes. For covering five furlongs in 56.93 seconds, she was awarded a fat 91 Beyer.

Tu Endie Wei subsequently won the 6 1/2-furlong Ontario Debutante Stakes with an 83 Beyer. Northern Passion, the charging runner-up, came back to take the Grade 3 Natalma Stakes.

Tu Endie Wei never threatened as the favorite in the Grade 1 Alcibiades on opening day at Keeneland. Trainer Reade Baker felt that she lost the 1 1/16-mile race before it started.

“She got shook up in the post parade,” Baker recalled. “The stalls are bigger there, and she got to wiggling around in the gate. They’re also made of a different material, and they’re very noisy compared to ours. All those things left her flat-footed. She broke in a tangle, and then there was a wall of horses in front of her.”

Baker is content with Tu Endie Wei’s status heading into the Glorious Song.

“She’s been working great,” he said.

Kitty’s Got Class won her three starts by a combined total of 16 1/2 lengths. Her first two wins came in Ontario-sired company, including the Victorian Queen Stakes, and she beat Ontario-breds with just a 58 Beyer in the Oct. 23 Fanfreluche Stakes.

“It looks like she went backward with her numbers, but she did enough to win the Fanfreluche,” said trainer Mike DePaulo. “I don’t mind when that happens, when you still get paid. You might run your best race next time.”

DePaulo said he has no qualms with stretching out Kitty’s Got Class from six to seven furlongs, and is happy to have Emma Wilson back aboard.

“I think it’s within her range,” said DePaulo. “She’s rateable. She doesn’t have to go to the lead. She’s run three times, with three different jocks, and this is the first time that we’ll have the same one on twice in a row.”

DePaulo also entered the maiden Cascina, who placed in two of her four starts in Southern California.

“We’re just looking to get some black type,” said DePaulo. “She breezed well the other day.”

Painted Woman and Sweet Seventeen are both exiting allowance wins at Keeneland.

Lexington Pearl won her only start in England, against maidens on a synthetic surface.

Galan’s Wings and Miss Scarlet Road were each supplemented for $3,000.