05/14/2003 11:00PM

All 'Cody' needs is bit of luck


CALGARY, Alberta - They Call Me Cody has a chance to reverse his fortunes Saturday in a $16,200 non-winners of two allowance that runs as the fourth race on a nine-race card.

They Call Me Cody tested the best older horses on this circuit last year, and with a little racing luck could have won more than once.

His misfortune left him eligible for this condition, and trainer Dave Toner had him primed for a win on April 11 at short odds. But rider Dave Wilson lost a stirrup leaving the gate and was never able to recover it. Wilson finally kicked out his other iron and gave fans a display of Western-style riding down the lane but he and They Call Me Cody were unable to catch Faiths Hope.

With Wilson at Woodbine this Friday and Saturday to ride Lord Shogun and Illusive Force for Vancouver-based trainer Robert VanOverschot, Quincy Welch picks up the mount on They Call Me Cody in the six-furlong allowance.

* Sunday's $40,000 Teeworth Plate drew 11 nominees, including They Call Me Cody. Defending champion Sixthirtyjoe worked a bullet half-mile of 47.60 Wednesday and is expected to face arch-rival Tyko Tycoon, 2002 Herald Gold Plate winner Rancour, and Winnipeg invader Sir Pucker.

Monday afternoon's Victoria Day program is headlined by the Ken Pearson Memorial for fillies and mares. The $40,000 handicap attracted 10 nominees and is expected to feature a rematch between Sly Lady and Little Lolitta, one-two finishers in the May 4 M.R. Jenkins Memorial.