12/03/2009 12:00AM

Send Him In a claim with potential


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Sid Attard has made some dandy claims over the years, including Canadian champion One for Rose and Grade 2 stakes winner Jungle Wave. Send Him In will try to add his name to the list Saturday at Woodbine in the $150,000 Display Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Send Him In made his first three starts at three different American tracks. He dusted $32,000 maidens third time out on the Polytrack at Turfway in September, after which he was purchased by owner Peter Redekop and turned over to trainer Terry Jordan.

Send Him In won easily after setting a quick pace against $62,500 opposition going seven furlongs here Nov. 8, earning an 81 Beyer Figure. Attard claimed him out of that race on behalf of Tucci Stable, which also claimed Jungle Wave for the same price earlier this year from Jordan and Redekop.

Send Him In has yet to travel two turns, but Attard is optimistic that the son of Came Home will handle the Display distance of 1 1/16 miles.

"From what I've seen in the morning, this horse has lots of heart," Attard said. "He doesn't want to pull up. He wants to keep going all day long."

Attard said Send Him In has the tools to be a productive runner, even though he's not a robust type.

"He's not really a big horse," said Attard. "He's kind of a light horse, but he eats good. I love horses who eat good. If they don't eat, you can't train them."

Giant's Tomb, a homebred owned by Sam-Son Farm, also runs in the Display. He rallied five wide from off a fast pace to graduate fourth time out in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special. He was awarded a 79 Beyer in that Nov. 14 race.

"He was slow to come around," said trainer Mark Frostad. "He was a big, backward horse. He's really come into his own in the last six weeks or so. He's started to fill out, and look the part. Once we got him around two turns on the Poly, he ran pretty well."

Frostad said the addition of blinkers backfired when Giant's Tomb finished fifth in restricted Cup and Saucer Stakes on the grass Oct. 18.

"He ended up too close to the pace," Frostad said. "It just didn't suit him."

Trainer Reade Baker will send out three runners in the eight-horse field - Captain Carlos, Thunder Ball, and Bear's Hard Ten.