07/19/2007 11:00PM

Executive Flight looks for first stakes win


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Executive Flight, unable to run down the talented Financingavailable as the second-place finisher in the six-furlong Ballade here June 23, could break through for her first stakes victory in Sunday's $125,000 Ontario Matron at Woodbine.

The 1 1/16-mile Ontario Matron, one of three undercard stakes on the Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup card, attracted a field of six fillies and mares.

Executive Flight, a 4-year-old owned and bred by Bill Sorokolit and trained by Darwin Banach, has won 7 of 17 starts and finished in the money 14 times over a variety of distances and surfaces.

"She just seems to go out and do it," said Banach. "She'll handle stretching out."

Executive Flight already is a winner around two turns here this year, having captured the off-the-turf prep for the Nassau at a mile and 70 yards.

In her only other start this year, Executive Flight won a third-level allowance at 6 1/2 furlongs. Executive Flight tuned up for the Ontario Matron with a five-furlong breeze in 1:03 here Monday.

"She did her normal thing," said Banach, noting that slow workouts were the rule for Executive Flight.

Edgar Prado, who will be here to ride favored Sky Conqueror in the Northern Dancer, has picked up the mount on Executive Flight.

She's Indy Money also will be looking for her first stakes win in the Ontario Matron and will be well-supported.

A Kentucky-bred 4-year-old, She's Indy Money joined trainer Malcolm Pierce's string at Fair Grounds this winter and closed strongly to be fourth in a second-level allowance there at 5 1/2 furlongs on turf.

Since arriving at Woodbine, She's Indy Money has won seven-furlong allowance races over both Polytrack and turf and ended second as the odds-on favorite in the Dance Smartly prep at 1 1/16 miles on turf. The winner, Scarlett Butterfly, has been entered in Sunday's Dance Smartly.

"I thought she'd run a little better, but she was beat by a decent horse," said Pierce. "This will be her first two-turn race with me, but her pedigree says she should handle it."

She's Indy Money was previously trained by Bill Mott. Garrett Gomez will ride Sunday.