06/05/2012 12:50PM

Woodbine: Where Oh Where seems well-spotted in feature


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Where Oh Where should be favored in a small field of Ontario-sired females in Thursday’s Woodbine headliner, a six-furlong allowance for nonwinners-of-two.

Post time for the first Thursday card of the meet is 2:10 p.m.

Where Oh Where was bet down to 2-1 when she debuted in an Ontario-sired maiden special April 7, and she came through for her backers. After an outside-stalking trip, she mowed down the leaders early in the stretch en route to a two-length victory, which produced a solid 77 Beyer Figure.

Where Oh Where had a rough trip as the heavy favorite in a six-furlong allowance May 2. After getting away slowly, she awaited room along the rail on the turn before closing for fourth over an outside-biased track.

Trainer Bob Tiller added blinkers to Where Oh Where’s equipment most recently. She was a little headstrong on the lead in that 6 1/2-furlong allowance, and then weakened late to finish a close third at 4-5. Luis Contreras will ride her again in Thursday’s second race.

Tiller also entered Princess Pick, who was only an early factor in her debut last summer. After a long layoff, Princess Pick was dismissed at 32-1 in a six-furlong maiden special May 18. She vied up front through soft fractions before scoring by a neck while earning a modest 54 Beyer.

Steve Bahen retains the mount on Princess Pick, who is a half-sister to stakes winners Top Ten List, Keg of Dynamite, and Tenjectory.

Sunshine Promise figures to lead the way, as she did in her maiden victory in December. She had company up front before fading to fourth in each of her first two appearances at this meet.

Last time with apprentice Skye Chernetz up, Sunshine Promise set sail on a clear lead, recorded quick fractions, and then weakened to third in an improved performance. Chernetz will get a leg up from trainer Dave Cotey again.

I’llthinkaboutit, a 5-year-old trained by Mike Doyle, registered a big 78 Beyer when she crushed maiden special opposition going five-eighths in her seasonal bow. She was subsequently second and fourth in allowance company, when she found longer sprint distances a little too far for her.

Prayingalltheway finished up the track when she came off the bench in a key allowance April 8, which was won by Blues Dancing, who took the Lady Angela Stakes in her next outing.

Completing the field is Mocana, who won a slow maiden special for Ontario-sired stock on the dirt at Fort Erie May 21.