10/05/2007 11:00PM

Financingavailable eyes repeat in stakes

EmailETOBICOKE, Ontario - Financingavailable failed in her latest attempt to become a graded stakes winner when she was outfinished by She's Indy Money in the seven-furlong Seaway here at Woodbine on Sept. 8.

That will be little solace for Financingavailable's opponents here in Monday's $125,000 Classy 'n Smart as the 6-year-old has not lost two straight races since she was purchased privately by trainer Lorne Richards for owner K.K. Sangara here in summer 2004.

The Classy 'n Smart, a 1 1/16-mile race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares, was won in convincing fashion by Financingavailable last year and she will be an odds-on choice as she faces just five rivals here Monday.

"We went a little easy with her after the Seaway," Richards said. "She seems to be on her game, and this looks like it might be a decent spot for a confidence-builder."

Financingavailable had her first workout since the Seaway here last Monday, zipping five furlongs in 59 seconds under regular rider Jim McAleney.

"That was as slow as he could get her to go," Richards said.

Financingavailable will carry high weight of 122 pounds and will begin from post 2.

London Snow, a 4-year-old, finished 1 1/2 lengths behind Financingavailble as the third-place finisher when they met for the first time in the Victoriana, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares here Aug. 19.

In her subsequent start, London Snow faced mixed company in the Halton, a yearling sales stakes over one mile of turf, and finished fourth as the even-money choice here Sept. 3.

In the interim, London Snow has recorded a pair of six-furlong breezes on the training track.

"She's a little nervous, and it's a lot more relaxed there," Charalambous said. "She's training well; I'm happy with her."

Steven Bahen has been aboard London Snow for all 16 of her career starts, including victories in the Lady Angela over seven furlongs of dirt and the La Prevoyante over one mile of turf here last year.

Blonde Wisdom is coming off a third-place finish in the Algoma, the 1 1/16-mile yearling sales stakes for fillies and mares on the Sept. 3 program.

Blonde Wisdom, a 5-year-old who will be seeking her first stakes win, is trained by Nick DeToro and will be ridden by Justin Stein.