11/01/2004 12:00AM

Maiden proves he belongs in stakes


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Lost in the hoopla leading up to Breeders' Cup Day was a noteworthy maiden-winning performance by the promising Enough Is Enough in last Wednesday's $132,750 Frost King Stakes at Woodbine.

Enough Is Enough was boxed in along the inside in the seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds, with Quick in Deed to his outside and front-running Handlebar Hank in front of him. He found room along the rail nearing the eighth pole, and then drew away to win by 4 1/4 lengths, earning a Beyer Figure of 75.

Enough Is Enough rallied for third when he debuted in a six-furlong maiden special on Sept. 24. He went on Lasix for another Ontario-sired race Oct. 9, the six-furlong Bull Page Stakes, and finished a fast-closing second, ending up just a nose behind heavily favored Wholelottabourbon.

Trainer Steve Attard, who owns Enough is Enough with Sheldon Pettle and John Milloy, said he was swayed by his partners to try an unconventional campaign with the colt.

"I wanted to go the maiden allowance and Ontario-sired route with him," Attard said, "but I got pressure from both of my owners to run in the Bull Page, so I said 'Okay, I'll take a shot.' After the Bull Page, I thought I had to go to the Frost King."

Attard is pointing Enough Is Enough to the 1 1/16-mile Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds on Dec. 12. He said he's also looking at the open Display Stakes at the same distance on Nov. 27.

"I might nominate him to the Display, just to see how it shapes up, but, hopefully, I'll just go straight into the Kingarvie," Attard said.

The way Enough Is Enough finished in the Frost King, he should have no problem stretching out, Attard said.

Kabel still needs four to tie record

The Frost King was jockey Todd Kabel's 32nd stakes win of the Woodbine meeting. Track officials believed that equaled the late Avelino Gomez's meet record for most stakes victories. A subsequent audit by Woodbine's media department, however, revealed that Gomez actually won 36 stakes on the Ontario Jockey Club circuit in 1966 from 73 mounts.

"We regret this occurrence and apologize to Todd and the horse racing fans who were mesmerized by his pursuit of the record," said Glenn Crouter, the vice president of media and community relations for the Woodbine Entertainment Group.

Filly found to have raced under wrong name

A case of mistaken identity has been discovered regarding the 3-year-old filly who had been running under the name Excuse Me. She has now been correctly identified as Slipper Fun.

As a result, the stewards have ruled that the purse money earned by Slipper Fun - racing as Excuse Me - must be returned by her owner, Come by Chance Farm, by Dec. 12. Trained by Jim Day, Slipper Fun finished fourth in her debut on Aug. 14 before winning an Ontario-sired maiden special on Sept. 5. She was unplaced in her other two starts.

Slipper Fun is now considered to be a maiden.

Spanish Brandy switches to dirt

Spanish Brandy will try to transfer her good turf form over to the main track in Wednesday's nominal feature, a seven-furlong maiden special for Ontario-sired fillies.

Spanish Brandy crossed the wire on top when she debuted going six furlongs on the grass in May 2003, only to be disqualified and placed 10th for interference. Her other two 2003 outings included a fourth-place finish in the Rainbow Connection Stakes at Fort Erie.

Spanish Brandy wound up second after pressing the pace when she returned from a 14-month layoff on Sept. 10 in a slow race taken off the grass. Most recently in a six-furlong maiden special on the grass, she battled on the lead through quick fractions before weakening in deep stretch and finishing second.

Robert Landry retains the mount on Spanish Brandy, who is owned and trainer by Frank Huarte.

Schooner Bay is another possibility in the eight-horse field. She is coming off a runner-up placing in a key maiden contest, from which victorious Wise Affair exited to score in allowance company.

* The Toronto Thoroughbred Racing Club will meet at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the International Room at Woodbine. The special guest will be Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Meyer.