11/27/2006 12:00AM

Financingavailable nearly flawless


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Financingavailable capped a remarkable campaign with her victory in Sunday's $185,400 Bessarabian at Woodbine.

In eight starts this season, all in stakes, Financingavailable won five times and finished second in her other three outings, beaten a grand total of slightly more than a half-length.

"She's a wonderful horse; she just runs her guts out every time," said Lorne Richards, who trains Financingavailable for K.K. Sangara. "She makes you look good."

Richards, who relocated here from Vancouver as private trainer for Sangara in 2001, actually doesn't need much help in that department as he has maintained the high percentages of winners and in-the-money finishes that were his trademark in British Columbia.

Now, Financingavailable will very likely be named Canada's champion filly or mare at the Sovereign Awards ceremony in downtown Toronto on Dec. 16.

"It would be pretty special," said Sangara, as Richards echoed the sentiment.

And, perhaps the best news of all is that Financingavailable, an Ontario-sired 5-year-old who was purchased privately here in the summer of 2004, is scheduled to return to action in 2007.

"We'll keep running her as long as everything's okay," said Sangara.

Financingavailable will winter at Ballycroy Trail, in Ontario.

"We'll start her back sometime in February," said Richards. "We'll hope to have her ready for the Ballade, the first Ontario-sired race for her, in June."

Financingavailable was the 13th stakes winner of the meeting for jockey Jim McAleney, ranking him second behind Todd Kabel's leading total of 15 with four stakes left on the schedule.

Attard forges slim lead

Trainer Sid Attard, looking for his second consecutive leading trainer title here, saddled three winners last Saturday to take a 72-70 lead over Reade Baker with 10 days left in the meeting.

Attard sent out 68 winners here last year but finished second in the Sovereign Award voting behind Baker, who was the leader in money and stakes won.

Finishing Attard's three-bagger here Saturday was Jiggs Coz, who gave the trainer his sixth stakes win of the season in the $126,600 Display.

Jiggs Coz, a 2-year-old colt owned and bred by Mel Lawson, was making just his third career start and became a stakes winner in the 1 1/16-mile Display.

"He's a nice horse, believe me," said Attard. "He'll go all day long."

Jiggs Coz, a son of Cozzene and Young Brodie, was successful first time out in a maiden special at 6o1/2 furlongs on turf here Oct. 9.

"We thought he was a turf horse," said Attard. "He's bred for it, both sides."

Jiggs Coz showed that he was no slouch on Polytrack, either, when he stretched out to 1 1/8 miles and finished third in the Coronation Futurity, a $250,000 race for Canadian-breds here.

Attard said he felt that blinkers compromised Jiggs Coz in the Coronation. He had worn blinkers in his first start, and the stewards rarely grant permission for a change of equipment following a winning effort.

"I wish he hadn't had blinkers," said Attard. "He was speed-crazy; he wouldn't relax."

With blinkers off, Jiggs Coz had no trouble settling off a quick pace in the Display and came on to give jockey David Clark his ninth stakes win of the season.

Now, the colt will go to the farm in Kentucky to prepare for what could be a lucrative 3-year-old campaign.

Katryan has been hot

Abraham Katryan is another trainer who has been on a roll lately, winning with four of his last 10 and eight of his last 22 starters.

"It's just the time of year," said Katryan. "Things are getting a little better for me; we're getting them in the right spots."

The highlight of Katryan's run has been Boogiemanball, a Florida-bred 2-year-old gelding who races under the trainer's nom du course of Ninela Thoroughbred Inc.

Boogiemanball debuted in a five-furlong "B" maiden special here Nov.o18, rallying from ninth place for an eye-catching 2 1/2-length victory under Ray Sabourin.

"We had a couple of options but he was eager to run, and we didn't want to wait with him," said Katryan. "He's a nice little horse. He bucked his shins a couple of times, and took a while to come around. I'm hoping he turns out to be all right. He's still growing."

Boogiemanball could race once more before the end of the meeting and then will winter in Ontario along with the balance of Katryan's stock.

Katryan will send the bulk of his runners to Grandview Farm, and plans to be among the early arrivals when the backstretch reopens at the beginning of February.

Wilson headed to Fair Grounds

Emma-Jayne Wilson, who is closing in on her second straight riding title here, plans to compete at Fair Grounds this winter.

Wilson, who won both the Eclipse and Sovereign awards as outstanding apprentice in her first full campaign, had recorded 136 wins here through the weekend, 16 better than second-place Patrick Husbands.

"I'll finish up here and then take a week off, until after the Sovereigns," said Wilson. "Then, I'll head down to New Orleans."

Wilson, who is represented here by agent Mike Luider, will have Britt McGehee booking her mounts at Fair Grounds.

"Mike and I sat down a while ago," said Wilson. "We had our options open, but I've been going down to Fair Grounds the last few years.

"I'm comfortable there, and there are going to be a lot of Canadians there."

Malcolm Pierce, Mark Frostad, and Josie Carroll are among the Woodbine-based trainers who already have divisions set up at Fair Grounds.

* Apprentice jockey Dean Deverell will serve a three-day suspension, Wednesday through Friday, after his appeal of an earlier ruling was denied.

* Apprentice jockey Matthew Moore also is serving a three-day suspension, which began Sunday and will end Thursday.