10/17/2002 11:00PM

Ample BC wagering menu


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Woodbine will host the Canadian pool for the Breeders' Cup, with a betting menu featuring exotic fare for every taste.

In addition to the standard exactor and triactor wagering, superfectas are scheduled for the Mile, Filly and Mare Turf, Turf, and Classic.

There will be two Win 4's, the first comprising races three through six (Distaff, Juvenile Fillies, Mile, Sprint) and the second on races seven through 10 (Filly and Mare Turf, Juvenile, Turf, Classic).

Pick threes will begin on Arlington's first, second, fourth, sixth, eighth, and ninth races. There will be daily doubles on the first two and last two races on the 11-race program, which starts at 12:05 p.m.

A pick six, with a mandatory payout, will be offered on races five through 10. There will be no pick six on Saturday's 10-race Woodbine card, which is slated to begin at 11:32 a.m. and conclude at 4:39 p.m., prior to the running of the Turf and Classic.

Advance wagering on the Arlington and Woodbine cards will open Friday at 3 p.m. with the exception of telephone account betting, which will be available Friday from 6 p.m. through 11 p.m.

On Saturday, ontrack and phone wagering will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Cream Rises tries winners

Cream Rises is a maiden facing some seasoned winners here in Sunday's Fanfreluche, but it would be no surprise if she comes out on top in the stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

"I always said she's our best filly since the first day she's been in training," said owner-trainer Dave Cotey, who purchased Cream Rises for $22,000 at the local select yearling sale.

Cotey had hoped to have Cream Rises ready for races such as the Muskoka, a seven-furlong yearling sales stakes here Sept. 2, and the Princess Elizabeth, a 1 1/16-mile race here last weekend.

But those plans were dashed as the filly bucked one shin, then the other and didn't race until Oct. 5.

Her debut suggested Cream Rises was worth waiting for, however, as she finished second, beaten a half-length, after a traffic-filled trip.

"She was running on heels the whole way, until she broke through at the eighth pole," said Cotey, noting that Cream Rises earned a respectable Beyer Speed Figure of 69 despite her troubles. "I feel she will improve off that."

Cotey does express some concern over the fact that Cream Rises will be cutting back from 6 1/2 to six furlongs for the Fanfreluche, but believes her running style and the prospect of a contested pace could play to her advantage.

"I don't really relish the idea of shortening her up," Cotey said. "I definitely think she'll be a two-turn horse from the way she carries herself, her stride.

"But there's lots of speed in this race. We can sit back, but she doesn't have to be far out of it."

Tackling Stress hits the road

Cotey plans to be on the road next Saturday with Tackling Stress, who is nominated to Delaware Park's $100,000 Dover Stakes.

Tackling Stress, a Kentucky-bred, would be trying two turns for the first time in the one-mile Dover. The colt has made four appearances here, winning at five and six furlongs and finishing second in the six-furlong Colin.

"I don't know if he'll go two turns," Cotey said, "but he's in good order, anyway, and there's nothing for him here until the Display."

The $125,000 Display, a 1 1/16-mile race Nov. 16, is the last open 2-year-old stakes of the meeting.

Turf opportunities dwindle

Sunday will be the last scheduled day for turf training.

The final turf races of the meeting, including two overnight stakes at one mile, are slated to take place Nov. 3.

The River Memories, for fillies and mares, and the Labeeb, for 3-year-olds and upward, both offer purses of $100,000.

Owner Asadoorian dead

Syl Asadoorian, who was a prominent owner on the Ontario circuit, died at age 70 in Cambridge, Ontario, Friday morning following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Asadoorian was a co-owner of Canadian champion Northernette, who won the 1977 Canadian Oaks and came back a week later to finish a close second in the Queen's Plate.

His other major winners included Nonparrell, winner of the 1978 Cup and Saucer, and Victorianette, winner of the Bison City in 1973.