04/01/2010 11:00PM

Fairlie trio may not be ready to win


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Scott Fairlie will have representation in both allowance races on Sunday's Woodbine card when he sends out Who's Big Daddy in the second and the entry of Star Prospector and Captain Raucous in the sixth.

Who's Big Daddy is the lone 3-year-old in race 2, a five-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired nonwinners-of-three. He won his maiden second time out in June, running 4 1/2 furlongs in a time that earned him an 81 Beyer Speed Figure.

Who's Big Daddy captured the restricted Clarendon Stakes on the front end on July 4. Two weeks later, he lost the open Colin Stakes by a neck after closing on the outside. His only poor performance came in his last start Aug. 9 in the Vandal Stakes.

Who's Big Daddy wintered in Florida, where he missed several works due to bad weather, according to Fairlie. He said Who's Big Daddy worked there several times at a training center, but failed to make time because of his laid-back demeanor.

"He's been training since January," Fairlie said. "He's doing good, but he's probably not exactly where I'd like him to be."

Who's Big Daddy breezed a half-mile from the gate on the Polytrack here March 26 in 47.80 seconds, which was the fastest of 51 works at the distance.

Star Prospector could be the pacemaker in the featured sixth, a second-level allowance with a $62,500 claiming option. He defeated $40,000 opposition with a 90 Beyer in his last Woodbine start Nov. 7, but was well beaten in his two winter outings, which came on the dirt at Aqueduct and Philadelphia Park.

The stretch-running Captain Raucous would prefer more ground than the five-furlong distance of Sunday's race.

Battle at Sea prevailed in both of his starts here on the Polytrack in the fall before shipping to Fair Grounds, where he fared poorly on the dirt. In his most recent race, which came on the grass there, he finished a close third after battling on the lead.

Disfunction beat the future Canadian champion sprinter Field Commission when he took the Jacques Cartier Stakes last April. He missed the second half of the 2009 meet, and has been working at Palm Meadows in preparation for his first start in eight months.

Dublin Lane broke the five-furlong Polytrack record when he won his 2009 season opener last April. He never fired following a layoff in a recent turf stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.