Fifth Overture shoots for her fourth win in a row in Saturday's $163,500 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) for fillies and mares at Woodbine.
The Chiefswood Stable charge, trained by Eric Coatrieux, is three for six this campaign and hasn't lost a dash since returning from the United States, where she was winless in three starts between February and April.
In 2005, Fifth Overture has racked up $151,919 in earnings and tallied her first stakes win, the Sweet Briar Too Stakes at seven furlongs, which is the same distance she'll travel Saturday. The 8-5 morning line choice faces six opponents in the Seaway.
Last year, Fifth Overture struggled, winning just two of her 10 starts and earning $76,301.
"She wasn't really speed crazy," explains jockey Robert Landry. "She wasn't finishing. It wasn't like she was running off early in the race. She was stopping.
"She's a pretty fast filly," he added. "You can probably put her anywhere you want and she'll do her running when you ask her," adds Landry.
In her Seaway Prep on August 20, the first quarter was recorded in a quick :21 4/5. Fifth Overture settled into fifth, almost five lengths off the lead. Around the turn, she began a fast four-wide sweep of the field and galloped home a handy 6 ½ length winner in 1:15 2/5.
"If she runs back to her last three races, they are going to have to run to beat her," said Landry.
The chief rival figures to be Silver Bird, who is coming off a third-place finish in the six-furlong Regret at Monmouth Park Aug. 7.$163,500 Seaway Field (Can-III), fillies & mares 3 & up, 7 furlongs
1/Silver Bird/Jim McAleney/Reade Baker
2/Fifth Overture/Robert Landry/Eric Coatrieux
3/La Trillium/Slade Callaghan/Paul Nielsen
4/Huntingthetruth/Patrick Husbands/Frank Passero Jr.
5/Maryfield/David Clark/Josie Carroll
6/Deputy Cures Blues/Emile Ramsammy/Jody Hammett
7/Roman Romance/Corey Fraser/John Simms