06/27/2008 11:00PM

My List back on short rest


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - My List, who tasted defeat for the first time this season when he finished fourth in the 1 1/16-mile Hill 'n' Dale here June 21, will be favored to get back on target in the Sweet Briar Too here Tuesday.

The Sweet Briar Too, a $100,000 overnight stakes, attracted a field of seven fillies and mares.

My List, trained by Nick Gonzalez, came from well off the pace under jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva to win the six-furlong Whimsical and the 6o1/2-furlong Hendrie in her first two starts this year.

In the Hill 'n' Dale, My List also made up plenty of ground late, but her charge left her two lengths shy of winner Bear Now and just a head behind third-place Lomaki.

"I was a little disappointed," Gonzalez said. "Eurico rode a lot of good races on her, but I thought he was overconfident that day.

"He rode her the same way as he did in the sprints. When they go a half in 44 there, they'll come back to you. But you can't let Bear Now run a half in 48."

The good news was that My List came out of the Hill 'n' Dale in good order.

"She was back to herself a couple of days later, and we made up our minds we were going to run in this race," Gonzalez said. "She's 3 for 4 at seven furlongs, and coming back in 10 days doesn't bother me."

Pace also could be a concern for My List in the Sweet Briar Too, which is seriously short of confirmed front-running types.

"You always want a legitimate pace, the way she runs," Gonzalez said.

Da Silva, who also was aboard My List when she recorded her first stakes victory in the seven-furlong Bessarabian here last November, retains the mount for the Sweet Briar Too.

The Sweet Briar Too also is a better spot for Prophetically, a 4-year-old who is trained by Ian Black.

Prophetically, who will be seeking her first stakes win, is coming off a fourth-place finish in the Zadracarta, a six-furlong overnight stakes that was her first career try on turf.

"She didn't run badly, but she didn't get going until it was all over, really," Black said. "I think this is the right distance for her."

Emma-Jayne Wilson retains the mount on Prophetically, who had come into the Zadcracarta off an impressive first-level allowance victory at the Sweet Briar Too distance but also could be hampered here by a slow pace.

Clark back in court in driving death

Jockey David Clark, who in April pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm, returned to court Friday for a pre-sentencing hearing in Newmarket, Ontario.

Clark, 54, was charged after being involved in a traffic accident that claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman two years ago.

Victim impact statements were presented Friday, and the pre-sentencing hearing will continue Sept. 30 when Clark's lawyer will address the court.

It is expected that a sentencing date will be set at that time.

Heading into Saturday's card at Woodbine, Clark was in a tie for ninth in races won, with 20, and ranked eighth in money won, with more than $1.2 million.