06/29/2009 11:00PM

Bob's Ring could make his father proud


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Bob's Ring and Steeler Has It, both sons of the up-and-coming Ontario sire Where's the Ring, are among a 12-horse field in a first-level allowance for Ontario-sired runners in Thursday's Woodbine headliner.

Bob's Ring should be favored in the five-furlong dash off his front-running maiden score June 13, when he prevailed by 2 1/4 lengths over Gypsy Ring, who came right back to graduate. Bob's Ring's six-furlong time of 1:09.77 translated into a Beyer Speed Figure of 79.

In his only other outing, which came last October at 2, Bob's Ring got away slowly before rallying between rivals to dead heat for third with the talented My Bad and the speedy Bare With Me.

Emile Ramsammy will ride Bob's Ring for Big Win Racing and trainer Laurie Silvera.

Steeler Has It showed nothing when he debuted against $20,000 maidens May 3. Nineteen days later at the same price, he came wide from a stalking position over an outside-biased track to score by seven lengths. His six-furlong clocking earned him a 67 Beyer.

Dean Deverell retains the mount on Steeler Has It, a Molinaro Stable homebred trained by Ross Armata.

Where's the Ring, who was a stakes-winning sprinter, stands at Gardiner Farm near Caledon, Ontario. Among his first crop last year was the unbeaten filly Cawaja Beach, who won three restricted stakes.

Aced the Moves should be well-backed in the feature, even though he drew the outside post.

Aced the Moves crushed $12,500 maidens in his second appearance of the year. Since then, he has finished either second or third in four consecutive Ontario-sired allowances.

Dad's Fishing, a longtime maiden, wound up third in Bob's Ring's victory. A month before that in his season opener, he finished a close second in a fast five-furlong sprint won by another son of Where's the Ring, The Boy's Ring.

Lions Rule was prominent in both of his 2-year-old races last year. He checked in fifth in both of his starts this year, most recently over 6 1/2 furlongs, and might benefit from a turnback in distance.

D'wild Man battled up front before giving way in the stretch when ninth behind Aced the Moves on June 17. His maiden triumph took place in a shorter sprint last November.

Clever Executive is adding blinkers for his first appearance since September 2006, when he was in poor form. He is a full brother stakes winners Blonde Executive and Main Executive.