08/23/2010 1:04PM

Arepeatee looks like likely favorite

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ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Deputy Minister Stakes runner-up Arepeatee should be favored over five other Ontario-sired runners Wednesday night at Woodbine in the sixth race, a six-furlong allowance for nonwinners of three. Arepeatee, a 3-year-old trained by Bob Tiller, had a busy 2-year-old season, during which he banked $71,234 in eight appearances. Aside from his maiden victory, the highlight of that campaign was his third-place finish in the Bull Page Stakes.

Arepeatee broke through in his third start this year in a 5 1/2-furlong Ontario-sired allowance, scoring with a Beyer Speed Figure of 76. He went on to finish a respectable third in the restricted Bold Ruckus on turf.

Arepeatee never fired the only time that he competed at Wednesday’s level June 30, when he wound up fifth as the favorite in a six-furlong dash.

“I was very disappointed with [that] race,” said Tiller. “It’s hard to say what happened there. It was the first time that he never really tried.”

Most recently in the seven-furlong Deputy Minister, Arepeatee vied for the early lead before taking control on the turn, and then gave way grudgingly to stablemate Race for Gold.

Eurico Da Silva has the mount on Arepeatee.

Gas N Dash finished a close second in back-to-back sprints at this class in June and July, while earning Beyers in the mid 70s. He couldn’t keep up after a wide stalking trip in his last outing on the grass, but managed to salvage fifth in a contentious field.

Trainer Sam DiPasquale has enlisted Tyler Pizarro, who rode Gas N Dash in an allowance triumph last September.

Clarkstoncharm set a rapid pace and kept on going to win a six-furlong Ontario-sired allowance with the aid of an inside bias July 14. He figures to lead the way under jockey Na Somsanith.

Iwillgotothemoon was a fast-closing second to Clarkstoncharm after going wide against the bias July 14. He handled the turf beautifully July 31, winning a slow-paced allowance on the front end, and was awarded a 75 Beyer for his performance.

Collerosa went to the sidelines for a year after an abbreviated 2009 campaign. He prevailed in his comeback in a six-furlong allowance on the grass June 18, and is exiting a third in a tough turf route won by Fifty Proof, who subsequently notched an open allowance with ease.

Rounding out the field is Mega Rush, who has been in mediocre form this year.