Updated on 09/15/2011 1:30PM

Pace points to Wild Current


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Wild Current should have no excuses in Friday's sixth race at Woodbine, a $62,500 claimer for 3-year-olds.

Wild Current has a ton of speed to run at in the six-furlong dash, which also has attracted Oye Yoye Yoye, Playing With Fire, Blue Eyed Sheik, My Golden Son, and Colebrook Ruckus. The latter three all do their best running on the front end.

Wild Current, a $200,000 yearling purchase by owner Cam Allard, has won two of nine races this meet. He is trained by Roger Attfield.

He captured a six-furlong preliminary allowance by five lengths in June, and beat older foes while earning a career-high 88 Beyer Figure in a seven-furlong optional claimer Sept. 9. In his last race, Wild Current rallied five wide and finished third in a $100,000 claimer over a sloppy track that favored speed.

Wild Current worked a bullet half-mile over the training track twice this month, and Attfield looks to be going for the jugular with the double drop in class. Richard Dos Ramos retains the mount.

Oye Yoye Yoye led all the way over a sloppy track when he beat Wild Current Oct. 12, but he doesn't need the lead in order to win. A son of Blushing John, Oye Yoye Yoye was ineffective against older $80,000 opponents in a recent optional claimer, but should get back on track here if he rates kindly.

David Clark will ride Oye Yoye Yoye, who has won three of his five six-furlong attempts. He is trained by leading trainer Bob Tiller.

Blue Eyed Sheik could be the fastest of the front-runners. He blistered a half-mile in 44.60 seconds before blowing a six-length lead in the stretch when he finished second in a $50,000 claimer Sept. 21.

A more reserved Blue Eyed Sheik showed up in a first-level allowance Oct 28. He established a daylight lead on the backstretch, and coasted home by 3 1/4 lengths while earning a whopping 91 Beyer.

My Golden Son, who won a minor stakes last winter at Laurel, won two in a row earlier in the meet. He finished last in his last two starts, and was recently turned over to trainer Tino Attard.

Colebrook Ruckus wired $50,000 opponents on an uncontested lead when he returned from a six-week freshening Oct. 31. He has won three of 11 starts this year, and was third in a restricted stakes at Gulfstream Park in February.

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