09/16/2008 11:00PM

Rahy's Attorney won't go to BC Mile


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Rahy's Attorney did win to get in, but he's not going to the Breeders' Cup.

Although he earned a guaranteed berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile with his victory in the Woodbine Mile on Sept. 7, Rahy's Attorney will not be making the trip to Santa Anita.

"It would just cost too much," said trainer Ian Black, citing the $180,000 supplementary fee required to make Rahy Attorney's Breeders' Cup-eligible and the associated costs of the trip for horse, help, and entourage.

Instead, Rahy's Attorney is scheduled to make his next start in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile, a $600,000 race at Keeneland on Oct. 4.

"He's in great order," said Black. "I'm happy with him."

Yummy With Butter upset possibility

Queen's Plate winner Not Bourbon, the consistent multiple stakes winner Dancer's Bajan, and the streaking Grazettes Landing should attract most of the attention here in Saturday's seven-furlong Overskate Stakes for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and upward.

But a horse who could make them all sit up and take notice is Yummy With Butter, a 4-year-old gelding who will be seeking his first stakes win.

"His season could have been a little better; he lost a couple of photos," said trainer Mark Fournier. "But he's really performed well; he's consistent. He tries every time he runs."

Yummy With Butter has been as steady as they come in six starts this year, winning just once but finishing second three times and third twice while banking $111,300 in his first year with Fournier.

His third-place finishes came in the six-furlong New Providence and the 1 1/16-mile Steady Growth, both Ontario-sired stakes.

Most recently, Yummy With Butter ended second, beaten a head, in a second-level optional $62,500 claiming race at seven furlongs, the first time he had tried that distance.

"He didn't have an ideal trip," said Fournier. "He was in behind horses, and in a little tight. I don't think he saw the winner on the outside.

"But, the seven furlongs suits him. I think he's got a shot in there Saturday. I just hope he has some speed to run at."

Avowal key prep for Saskawea

The Avowal, a seven-furlong turf race for fillies and mares, has been added to Woodbine's list of overnight stakes.

Offering a purse of $100,000, the Avowal is scheduled for Sept. 27 and would require a field of at least five to be carded.

Included among the established stakes performers considering the Avowal are Saskawea, trained by Steve Attard, and You Will Love Me, trained by Earl Barnett.

The 4-year-old Saskawea has seen action just twice this season, finishing fifth in both the six-furlong Scotzanna and in the 1 1/8-mile turf allowance prep for the Canadian Stakes.

"She was going to run in the Canadian, but she came up with a pus pocket," said Attard. "She's doing great now."

Saskawea won the seven-furlong Fury here as a 3-year-old and the 6 1/2-furlong Ruling Angel last year. She also has finished second in five stakes, including the Woodbine Oaks and Wonder Where.

You Will Love, successful in three Ontario-sired stakes here last year, added the restricted Victoriana to her resume this summer and then finished a close second in the Algoma, a 1 1/16-mile yearling sales stakes for fillies and mares here Sept. 1.

"She came out of that race well," said Barnett. "I'll probably breeze her again on Saturday."

Barnett added that he is looking at the Avowal as You Will Love Me's stepping-stone to the $125,000 Classy 'n Smart, a 1 1/16-mile race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares here Oct. 15.

Anne's Purse recuperating nicely

Anne's Purse, an Ontario-sired 3-year-old filly whom Barnett trains for owner/breeder Jim De Angelis, currently is on the farm but should be returning soon to prepare for some late-season engagements.

"She had a small bone bruise from her last race," said Barnett, who sent out Anne's Purse to finish third in the seven-furlong Passing Mood here on July 23. "She's so good, we didn't want to gamble with her.

"We'll check her in another week, and should be able to bring her back in. She hasn't lost much; we've been riding her up there."

Anne's Purse began her career with an impressive six-furlong maiden win here April 30 and then doubled up in the restricted Lady Angela at seven furlongs on May 24.

"She'll be good and fresh when she runs again," said Barnett. "She ran so well fresh at the start of the year."

Double duty for Da Silva

Eurico Rosa Da Silva is scheduled to return to Presque Isle Downs on Friday to ride Notgivinmyloveaway in the $75,000 Dusty Screen, a one-mile race for Pennsylvania-bred 3-year-olds.

Da Silva was at Presque Isle for the first time on Sept. 1 and won with his only two mounts, piloting Fatal Bullet in the Tom Ridge Labor Day Stakes and Notgivinmyloveaway in a second-level Pennsylvania-bred allowance race.

Fatal Bullet and Notgivinmyloveaway both are trained by Reade Baker.

Friday, the plan calls for Da Silva to ride here in the third race, which is scheduled to go at 2:04 p.m., and then set out on the approximately 3 1/2-hour drive to Erie, Pa., with his agent, Don Parente.

Post time for the Dusty Screen is 8 p.m.