06/20/2007 11:00PM

Financingavailable makes her '07 debut


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Financingavailable, last year's champion older female in Canada, will launch her 2007 campaign Saturday at Woodbine in the $125,000 Ballade Stakes.

Bosskiri, last year's Ballade winner, is back for another go in the six-furlong dash, which has attracted six other Ontario-sired fillies and mares.

Financingavailable had a splendid 2006, during which she won five races and finished second three times in eight starts for earnings of $490,000. All of those races were in stakes, and she won over three different surfaces - dirt, turf, and Polytrack.

Perhaps the highlight of Financingavailable's 2006 campaign was a five-length score in the Victoriana on turf. She beat open company the last time she started, in the Nov. 26 Bessarabian on the Polytrack.

When she returned from a long layoff in the 2006 Ballade, Financingavailable was beaten a head after a wide trip. Trainer Lorne Richards said she needed the race.

"She had some problems going into the race last year," Richards said. "She missed a fair bit of training. She's been doing a little better than she was at this time last year. I'm pretty happy with her. Hopefully, she'll put in a good showing."

Todd Kabel inherits the mount from an injured Jim McAleney. Kabel captured the 2004 Jammed Lovely Stakes on Financingavailable, a daughter of Kiridashi.

Bosskiri's only outing this year was a commendable third-place finish behind Strike Softly and Mary Delaney in the May 13 Hendrie Stakes. She stalked a rapid pace in that 6 1/2-furlong sprint before weakening, but then came back on to finish nearly five lengths behind Strike Softly, who won her next start in the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes.

Trainer Reade Baker said Bosskiri tried hard in the Gradeo3 Hendrie.

"She had good reason to back up, but she hung in there right until the end," said Baker. "In fact, she was gaining a little at the end."

Baker said several races for Bosskiri have failed to fill, but she has maintained her sharpness in the mornings.

"I think she's training as good as she ever has in her life," Baker said. "I would have liked to have had a couple more races into her, but that didn't happen, so we're stuck with where we are."