After Avie&rsquo;s Tale scored a surprising off-the-turf win in the Jan. 1 Blushing K D Handicap &ndash; her first career dirt victory &ndash; trainer Josie Carroll said she&rsquo;d noticed an immediate uptick in Avie&rsquo;s Tale&rsquo;s training after the mare arrived in New Orleans for the winter. Having conquered the Fair Grounds main track, Avie&rsquo;s Tale will try for a turf stakes win in the $60,000 Marie Krantz Memorial Handicap on Saturday.\r\nTo get it, she may have to beat a mare from another Canadian outfit. Forest Uproar was a sharp allowance race winner Dec. 18 and showed stakes-class ability in 2009 before a long layoff set her back.\r\nAvie&rsquo;s Tale went 0 for 2010 and had won just once in 14 starts before scoring a decisive stalking victory over slop in the Blushing K D. She has worked twice since then and has three wins on turf compared to just the lone dirt victory. But the Blushing K D scratched down to just seven horses with the surface switch, and the Krantz &ndash; which, given the local forecast, figures to stay on turf &ndash; could prove a more challenging spot.\r\nForest Uproar was third in a trio of rich Woodbine turf stakes during summer 2009 before finishing eighth in a division in the Grade 3 Valley View at Keeneland that fall, Forest Uproar&rsquo;s last race for 364 days. But suffice it to say, Forest Uproar roared back into action a year later at Keeneland. She won an entry-level turf allowance there by more than five lengths and was home by more than two beating second-level grass allowance foes last month at Fair Grounds. Perhaps her Fair Grounds stakes debut will go better for trainer Mark Frostad and owner-breeder Sam-Son Farm than did that of Red Strike, who faded to fourth as the 5-2 favorite in the Colonel Bradley Handicap on Saturday.\r\nAlso worthy of close consideration is Single Solution. Single Solution lagged well behind a slow pace in the Blushing K D and rallied solidly &ndash; if belatedly &ndash; for second behind Avie&rsquo;s Tale. Single Solution&rsquo;s late run is more effective on turf, and that may be especially true over the Fair Grounds course, which she has never tried.