Sweet Goodbye&rsquo;s last three races haven&rsquo;t been nearly as good as her first four starts in 2010, when she won three stakes, highlighted by the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap, and placed second in the $250,000 Sugar Maple.\r\nA class drop from graded stakes to Maryland-bred company may be suffiicient for the 6-year-old mare Sweet Goodbye to regain her old form in Saturday&rsquo;s $75,000 Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park.\r\nSweet Goodbye, 5 for 9 lifetime at Laurel, is the defending Conniver champion. She won last year&rsquo;s seven-furlong race by 2 1/4 lengths over a sloppy track one start after scoring the biggest victory of her 18-race career in the Barbara Fritchie.\r\nLately, however, Sweet Goodbye hasn&rsquo;t been as effective. She went to the sidelines following a fourth-place finish as the 2-5 favorite in the Ohio Valley Handicap at Mountaineer last May. She hasn&rsquo;t finished closer than 6 1/2 lengths to the winner in two starts this year and was beaten more than 10 lengths in last month&rsquo;s Barbara Fritchie.\r\nThe 6-year-old Sweet Goodbye prepped for the Conniver with a bullet five-furlong work last Saturday at the Bowie Training Center, stopping the clock in 58.60 seconds.\r\n&nbsp;\r\n&ldquo;She is training great,&quot; trainer Chris Grove said. &quot;I probably asked too much of her coming into the Fritchie off a layoff. I am looking for a better effort. She definitely needs a confidence builder. We are looking for a win and then we can get back to the plans we had for her this year.&rdquo;\r\nThe sharpest recent form in the six-horse Conniver lineup belongs to Five Diamonds. The last three times the 5-year-old Five Diamonds has raced beyond six furlongs, she has been in front by daylight margins after seven furlongs. Two races ago, Five Diamonds finished 2 1/4 lengths in front of Sweet Goodbye in the six-furlong What a Summer.\r\n&quot;She is a super horse. I would love to have a barn full of Five Diamonds,&rdquo; trainer John Salzman said. &ldquo;I think she is getting better and don&rsquo;t know how good she can be. We worked her three-furlongs Saturday to keep her sharp and she did 35 and 3 with her neck bowed. We will not have any excuses.&rdquo;\r\nFascinatin&rsquo; Rhythm, who has been beaten by Sweet Goodbye three times since February 2010, comes into the Conniver off one of the fastest performances in her career. She earned a 91 Beyer Speed Figure &ndash; just shy of her career-best 92 for winning the one-mile Geisha last September &ndash; for her third-place finish in the Barbara Fritchie.\r\nBaltimore Belle, no worse than second in 8 of 9 starts as a 3-year-old last season, makes her first start in nearly two months after finishing a distant fourth at 8-5 odds in the one-mile Nellie Morse.\r\nMiss Charm City, whose four wins in six starts at Laurel included the 2008 Maryland Million Lassie, returns to her home track after two off-the-board finishes at Tampa Bay Downs.