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Woodbine: Very Dry Dancer seeks better start in Friday allowance
By Ron Gierkink
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Bob Tiller sends out two uncoupled daughters of the late Bold Executive in Friday’s Woodbine headliner, Very Dry Dancer and Princess Pick. Both have a shot in the 6 1/2-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired nonwinners of three.
Very Dry Dancer was a non-threatening fifth as the favorite in her April 21 season opener, in which she got away slowly from the one-hole. It took her 11 tries to clear the nonwinners-of-two allowance condition, and she finally turned the trick on closing day here Dec. 16.
Very Dry Dancer drew ideally on the outside in this eight-horse field and will have Emma Wilson aboard again.
Princess Pick did all of her damage in spring 2012, when she earned her diploma and then doubled up in a restricted allowance. Her fall form was poor, but she could be rejuvenated after getting the winter off. The addition of Eurico Da Silva in the saddle also is a plus.
Let’s Forget It prefers a route of ground, but merits serious consideration in her debut for trainer Paul Buttigieg.
Let’s Forget It was along for second in a similar spot in her 2012 season opener. She checked in third behind favorites Moonlit Beauty and Reconnect in the Victoriana Stakes on the grass in August and has been idle since running fourth in an Oct. 20 allowance on the Polytrack.
Flashing Honor also is coming off the sidelines. She wound up third in back-to-back allowances in December for trainer Tino Attard, who will give the hot journeyman Jesse Campbell a leg up.
Moongoddess is returning on short rest after finishing ahead of Very Dry Dancer in fourth after missing the break April 21.
There will be a short-priced entry in Friday’s other Ontario-sired allowance, Silent Admirer and County Lineman, who are both sons of the up-and-coming Silent Name.
Silent Admirer came four wide from a stalking position to prevail by five lengths in his only outing Dec. 15. He worked at Palm Meadows before posting a trio of five-furlong drills here in April, and trainer Reade Baker is putting him on Lasix.
County Lineman graduated here in the fall before coming up empty on the dirt at Gulfstream and in a Keeneland allowance on Polytrack, which was won by Winning Cause, who subsequently captured the Grade 3 Lexington.
Mark Frostad trains County Lineman for Ginger Punch Racing Limited Partnership, which shares some common ownership with Ghostzapper Racing Limited Partnership, the owner of Silent Admirer.
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