11/21/2005 12:00AM

Foxy Money no longshot now


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Foxy Money has won his two career starts at healthy odds but will be a much shorter price at Woodbine Wednesday evening when he faces just four rivals in the $125,000 Frost King Stakes, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds.

Foxy Money, owned and bred by Colebrook Farm and trained by Frank Passero, was 12-1 when he made a winning debut for a $60,000 claiming price at five furlongs here Sept. 10.

Returning five weeks later in the six-furlong Bull Page, an Ontario-sired stakes, Foxy Money was 28-1 and ran down stablemate Trail Fox to win by a neck under new rider Richard Dos Ramos.

Foxy Money, who broke from the rail in the Bull Page and drew post 2 in his opener, begins from the outside Friday under Dos Ramos as the 122-pound highweight.

"It's a great post," said Passero. "There isn't really a whole lot of speed here. We'll be able to see how the race unfolds."

Foxy Money was entered in the Sunny's Halo, an overnight stakes here Nov. 5, but the race did not fill.

"I would have run him in the Sunny's Halo, but this gives us more space this way," said Passero.

Foxy Money hs worked twice since the Bull Page, including five furlongs in 1:01.40 here on Tuesday.

"I thought that was a good move," said Passero, who treated Foxy Money with Lasix for that drill and will race him with the medication for the first time Wednesday.

"Everything is in order with this horse. He couldn't be in better shape."

Duffin's Creek and Atlas Shrugs, the third- and fourth-place finishers in the Bull Page, also are back in the Frost King.

After closing to finish just a neck back that day, Duffin's Creek stretched out to 1 1/8 miles for the Coronation Futurity and ran sixth.

Atlas Shrugs also was closing strongly when fourth in the Bull Page and came back to work a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 on Nov. 17.

Rounding out the field are Bad Hat and Initforthemoney, who finished first and second in a 5 1/2-furlong Ontario-sired maiden special here Nov. 2.

Bad Hat, trained by Mike DePaulo, was making his first career start.

"He's doing well; hopefully, he won't bounce," said DePaulo.

"Going five and a half furlongs, we were pushing him a little bit early. But he doesn't really act like he has to go to the lead. He seems kind of rateable; I don't think seven furlongs will be a problem."