08/11/2009 11:00PM

Attard has trio of contenders


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Sid Attard, one of Woodbine's hottest trainers, will send out contenders in both allowance races on Friday's 10-race card.

Attard entered Pure Attitude and Christo in the featured fourth, a first-level allowance route.

Pure Attitude defeated maidens going 1 1/16 miles in his second start at the meet, earning an 87 Beyer Speed Figure. He tried the turf for the first time July 5, but was never in the hunt in an allowance that was won by the talented Solitaire.

Todd Kabel, who has the mount on Pure Attitude, was 9 for 24 at the meet while riding for Attard heading into this week.

Christo won both of his outings in June, against $40,000 maidens and $40,000 conditioned claimers. Two weeks ago, he was a troubled sixth in a $62,500 claimer for 3-year-olds.

Off his solid 2-year-old form, Stimulus Plan will likely be favored. He finished third behind eventual Canadian champion 2-year-old Mine That Bird in the Grade 3 Grey Stakes in October, and was also third in the Grade 3 Delta Jackpot in December, behind Big Drama and West Side Bernie.

Stimulus Plan missed the first half of this year, and was a non-threatening sixth when he came off the sidelines in a tough first-level allowance July 11.

Patrick Husbands will ride Stimulus Plan for trainer Mark Casse.

In the second race, Attard will saddle Executive Deed, who should be a chalky proposition in the six-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired females.

Executive Deed graduated in her season opener in April, and followed with a fourth-place finish in the restricted Lady Angela Stakes. She captured an allowance sprint for Ontario-sired stock June 5, but could only manage an eighth-place finish three weeks later, in an allowance won by stakes winner Anne's Purse.

Most recently in the seven-furlong Passing Mood Stakes on turf, Executive Deed dueled up front along the rail before finishing a close second to a closing Double Malt.

Kabel retains the mount on Executive Deed, who drew well on the outside in a six-horse field.

Cataleenda, who placed in the Nandi Stakes last year at 2, is a worthy contender off her victory in a June 19 allowance. She has worked extensively in the interim, and her tactical speed should come in handy in this spot.

Miss Terra and Bold Storm are each coming off a decent effort on turf, and both are two-time winners on Polytrack.