10/05/2004 11:00PM

'Financing' available at low odds


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Financingavailable, who gave favored Blonde Executive a run for her money in the La Prevoyante Stakes, will be strongly backed in Friday's eighth race at Woodbine.

The seven-furlong turf allowance for Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies drew 16 horses, 14 of whom made it into the body of the race.

Financingavailable, who hasn't been worse than fourth in seven career starts, has stuck to the grass since winning her debut in early May. She finished fourth against Ontario-sired male 3-year-olds in the six-furlong Bold Ruckus Stakes in June, and was a close second in the 6 1/2-furlong Ontario Damsel Stakes on July 10.

Financingavailable subsequently finished a flat fourth over yielding ground in the seven-furlong Passing Mood Stakes. She was sold by owner-trainer Mark Casse after finishing third in an Aug. 20 allowance.

Her new connections, owner K.K. Sangara and trainer Lorne Richards, realized some return on their investment in the Sept. 26 La Prevoyante. She battled with Blonde Executive on the lead throughout that one-mile race for Ontario-sired runners and was beaten by just a neck after giving way in the final strides.

Jim McAleney will ride Financingavailable, who is a bounce possibility off that last taxing performance.

Sheer Enchantment could be the second choice in the wagering, even though she would prefer a longer distance.

Trained by Abraham Katryan, Sheer Enchantment won a 1 1/4-mile maiden special on the grass by nearly seven lengths in July, after which she was third in the restricted Wonder Where Stakes.

Sheer Enchantment beat Financingavailable and finished first in a 1 1/16-mile allowance on Aug. 20, but was placed second by disqualification for interference in the stretch. She was second going about 1 1/4 miles in allowance company in her penultimate start, and was then fifth against older foes in the 1 1/2-mile Flaming Page Stakes.

Connell Town defeated Ontario-sired allowance opposition going a mile when she returned from an extended layoff Aug. 7, earning a decent 72 Beyer Figure. She has been idle in the interim, but had a quick five-furlong work in 59.80 seconds on the main track on Sept. 14.

Excuse Me finished 12 lengths behind in the La Prevoyante, but won an Ontario-sired maiden special the start before, her first attempt with Lasix.

Sunadir fared poorly the only time she tried the grass, more than a year ago, but is a vastly improved runner now and could be a factor.