08/10/2011 1:18PM

Woodbine: Welloiledmachine drops from Wales to allowance


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Welloiledmachine, the fifth-place finisher in the Prince of Wales Stakes, will move to the turf in Friday’s Woodbine feature, a 1 1/16-mile allowance for Ontario-sired runners.

Welloiledmachine graduated second time out at 2 in a seven-furlong maiden special on Polytrack. After getting the fall and winter off, he ran sixth in back-to-back allowances early in the spring before finishing second in an allowance on the dirt at Fort Erie.

Welloiledmachine went back to Fort Erie most recently for the $500,000 Prince of Wales, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. He stalked the pace on the outside in that 1 3/16-mile event before fading to end up fifth in the seven-horse field of Canadian-breds.

Trainer Mike Keogh scratched Welloiledmachine from last Sunday’s 10th race after the allowance sprint was taken off the soggy turf course. He is by the decent turf sire Mobil, whom Keogh trained to be the champion older male runner in Canada in 2004.

Jim McAleney will ride Welloiledmachine for owners Christine and Dennis Windsor.

Valid’s Best was also withdrawn from that same Sunday race. He ran hot and cold on Polytrack until trainer Ralph Biamonte sent him out to capture a fast Ontario-sired allowance sprint on the turf July 15.

Valid’s Best is questionable going this far, although Biamonte has solid numbers with stretchouts and with horses exiting a victory.

One Big Gator is taking a weak turf pedigree into his first start on that surface. The son of One Way Love finished up the track two back in the Queen’s Plate, but he rebounded with wide-closing second over a speed-favoring Polytrack, when he was beaten a nose as the favorite.

Hit Me Home won his maiden over seven furlongs on the grass following a long layoff in his season opener, and was recently fifth in a 1 1/4-mile allowance for Ontario-sired stock.

Sounding Lake won his July 6 debut in a key maiden special on the dirt at Assiniboia Downs, and has since joined trainer Reade Baker’s barn. He is by the successful turf sire Best of the Bests.

Cavalierdancer surrendered a clear lead in the stretch when second in an identical spot June 18, and wanted no part of 1 1/4 miles in his latest.

Leading trainer Mark Casse entered two outsiders, Nine Winds and Guest Appearing, who should be forwardly placed in his grass debut.