05/30/2005 11:00PM

Worldliness to change tactics


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Expect a change of tactics for Worldliness in the featured $41,000 allowance race Thursday at Monmouth Park.

Worldliness, a 4-year-old filly, should be in the mix right from the start in the six-furlong race.

She was taken off the pace last time out. That strategy produced a fourth-place finish that ended her winning streak at two.

Trainer Eddie Broome will turn her loose in this spot. He gave the mount to Chuckie Lopez, one of Monmouth's best speed riders.

"We tried to rate her last time and she really didn't like the dirt hitting her in the face," Broome said. "We're going to go ahead and let her run, and Chuckie is the man to do it. We're going to let her do her own thing. Last time, we messed up more than she did."

Quickest of All, trained by Philadelphia Park-based Jayne Vaders, is another contender who likes to be close to the pace.

Quickest of All has been the exacta filler recently, running second in her last four starts. Jockey Frankie Pennington will come in to ride her.

Also in the race is Irish Sovereign, who fought for the lead in her 2005 debut, the Open Mind Handicap for New Jersey-bred fillies and mares on Monmouth's opening weekend. She faded to fifth but has a history of running well at Monmouth, with a record of 2-0-1 in five starts here on the Jersey Shore.

The rapidly improving My Love Marty Wood gets a major class test. She ran for a modest $4,000 claiming tag as recently as April 11 but has turned the corner with a win and a third in Philly Park allowance races in her last two outings.

Seventeen Above, Dancin on Broadway, Smartlee Away, Santa Rosalia, Winged Philly, and Ensenada complete the field.

Ladies, 2-year-olds on tap Thursday

Thursday is ladies day at Monmouth. All nine races on the card feature fillies and mares.

Thursday also marks the first 2-year-old race of the season. The $37,000 maiden special weight race at five furlongs drew a field of six.

Haddie Be Good and Pam D'monia are the only two fillies in the race to have run already.

Haddie Be Good rallied for second in her debut at Keeneland.

"She ran well," said trainer John Hennig. "She acted like a good horse in the race. "

Jose Velez Jr. has the mount.

Pam D'monia has an edge in experience with two starts. She ran third both times, most recently in a two-furlong race at Delaware Park. She adds Lasix and has Pennington tabbed to ride.

Among the first-timers, Tinta will likely attract some betting attention. A $260,000 yearling purchase, she is sent out by trainer D. Wayne Lukas and will have Joe Bravo aboard.

Cool Spell injured

Hennig was doubly disappointed when the injured Cool Spell missed the off-the-turf Boiling Springs Stakes last Saturday.

The race scratched down to only three runners, and Toll Taker ended up outdueling Pleasant Lyrics for the win. Cool Spell, who has never run on the grass, figured to be extremely tough in a small field after a second-place finish in the Grade 3 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs. Instead, she was among the scratches, because of a strained suspensory ligament.

Hennig lost not only the opportunity to pick up a guaranteed purse check but also Cool Spell, for the rest of the spring and summer.

"It's a shame," Hennig said. "It would have been a very good spot."