08/03/2005 11:00PM

U R Flashy vs. To the Brim again


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - U R Flashy and To the Brim are the obvious contenders in Saturday's $125,000 Nandi Stakes at Woodbine.

A six-furlong test for Ontario-sired 2-year-old fillies, the Nandi was supposed to showcase the unbeaten Wannatalkaboutme, but her recent retirement has left the race wide open.

U R Flashy, a rapid bay trained by Reade Baker, was second to the well-regarded Dream Lover in her first outing in early June. U R Flashy went from 4 1/2 to five furlongs in another Ontario-sired maiden special dash July 1 and led throughout to score by a 1 1/2 lengths, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 51.

Baker said he was encouraged by U R Flashy's six-furlong workout in 1:15 over the main track last Sunday and believes it could help her stay six furlongs in competition.

"It was far better than any of her other works, because she closed well," Baker said. "Usually, she just runs off and stops."

Baker said U R Flashy, a daughter of Bold n' Flashy, is aptly named. "She's a big, gorgeous filly - just as lovely as can be," he said.

To the Brim was a closing fourth behind U R Flashy in her July 1 debut. She ran a winning race against open maiden special weight company July 16, establishing a clear lead in midstretch before being caught at the wire by the promising One Ring, who had rallied inside from far back.

Trainer Ian Black said To the Brim has always acted like a nice prospect who figures to improve when the distances increase.

"She trained well all spring," said Black. "She's looks like she wants to run long. She's related to [Silver Highlight], who won the mile and a quarter Wonder Where Stakes."

Among the other runners in the eight-horse field are My Sunday Gal, London Snow, Gee Pari, and Bajan Princess.

In her only start, My Sunday Gal rallied four wide from eight lengths back to finish third in U R Flashy's maiden triumph.

London Snow led throughout her July 1 debut against Ontario-sired foes, prevailing by nearly four lengths with a 46 Beyer.

Gee Pari has made four starts, the most recent of which was a fourth-place finish behind Wannatalkaboutme in the Shady Well Stakes. Gee Pari was second to London Snow in her previous outing.

Bajan Princess broke slowly before ending up fourth when she made her debut in the race where One Ring won her maiden.