07/10/2008 12:00AM

Longstaff in familiar position


VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Trainer Tom Longstaff is hoping for a little deja vu when he runs Dancefourseven in the $50,000 Timber Music Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hastings on Saturday.

What R the Odds will likely be favored in the six-furlong feature, which drew 10 horses.

Dancefourseven is the first foal out of Dancewithavixen, who won the Grade 3 Ballerina when Longstaff trained her in 2003.

"Dancefourseven has all of her mother's traits and she started her career the same way Dancewithavixen did," Longstaff said. "They both finished in the money in a couple of 3 1/2-furlong races, and the first time they stretched out they finished second."

Dancewithavixen actually finished second in the Timber Music in her first try going around two turns. She went on to win 11 stakes races and earned $496,039.

Dancefourseven just missed to Peppermint Kisses in a six-furlong maiden special weight race June 21, and with all of the potential speed in the Timber Music, she could be dangerous coming from off the pace.

What R the Odds has shown tremendous speed in both of her races, both going 3 1/2 furlongs. Trained by Mel Snow, she finished second to highly regarded El Sinaloense in her debut and then easily won a maiden special weight race by five lengths on June 29.

What R the Odds will have to deal with the very fast Known as Lu, who won a $30,000 maiden claiming race going five furlongs at Emerald Downs.