Danc­ing Doll faces three from Casse

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ETOBICOKE, On­tario – The im­prov­ing Danc­ing Doll makes her stakes de­but against just four other 2-year-old fil­lies in Sun­day’s $100,000 Glo­ri­ous Song at Wood­bine.

Danc­ing Doll has started five times for trainer Nick Nosowenko, all in maiden spe­cial weight com­pany. She got two months off af­ter fad­ing in her June 30 de­but and was third and then sec­ond in her two Septem­ber out­ings.

Danc­ing Doll closed for sec­ond two starts back on Oct. 6, and then won a six-fur­long maiden race con­vinc­ingly in front-run­ning style on Oct. 21.

“We were taking our time with her, and all of a sud­den, she started to fig­ure things out,” Nosowenko said. “I think she prob­a­bly should have won nd her sec­ond-last start go­ing five-eighths. She got in trou­ble on the turn and came run­ning down the lane. Since that race, she’s had a growth spurt, length­ened out, and has re­ally packed on some mus­cle. In her last start, she put it all to­gether and drew off. She’s come back bet­ter than ever.”

Trainer Mark Casse, who has won the Glo­ri­ous Song a record seven times, en­tered De­vi­ous Charm, Si Si Tequila, and Souper Char­lotte in the sev­en­fur­long race.

KEY CON­TENDERS

Danc­ing Doll, by Ar­tie Schiller Last 3 Bey­ers: 66-68-62

◗ Nosowenko has never won a stakes, but he sent out Cooler Mike to fin­ish third in this year’s Queen’s Plate. He be­lieves that the longer dis­tance won’t be a prob­lem for the James Per­ron Rac­ing Sta­ble home­bred who ap­pears to be thriving in the cooler weather.

“She looks like a mil­lion dol­lars right now,” Nosowenko said. “Her coat’s per­fect. It’s time to step up and test the wa­ters.”

De­vi­ous Charm, by Into Mis­chief Last 3 Bey­ers: 68-68-44

◗ Af­ter com­ing close to earn­ing her diploma at Saratoga, she trav­eled to Ken­tucky Downs, where she led through­out a 6 1/2-fur­long maiden spe­cial with a fat $135,000 purse on Sept. 1. She has worked twice over the Tapeta, in­clud­ing a half-mile in 48.20 sec­onds last Sun­day.

Si Si Tequila, by Yes It’s True Last 3 Bey­ers: 62-72-56

◗ She grad­u­ated third time out by five lengths in front-run­ning fash­ion with a 75 Beyer on July 21 and is com­ing off an al­lowance score go­ing 6 1/2 fur­longs in her sixth ap­pear­ance.

Souper Char­lotte, by War­rior’s Re­ward Beyer: 73

◗ She’s go­ing on Lasix af­ter ben­e­fit­ing from an in­side bias in a gate-to-wire de­but vic­tory in a six-fur­long maiden spe­cial. The $325,000 year­ling pur­chase is from the fam­ily of Cana­dian cham­pion 2-year-old filly Silken Cat.

Above All Names, by Skip­shot Last 3 Bey­ers: 60-51-42

◗ Owned and trained by Bon­nie Eshel­man, she’s turn­ing back off a maiden spe­cial score un­der Eshel­man’s daugh­ter, Skye Ch­er­netz.

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