08/20/2008 11:00PM

What R the Odds looks best in Lassie


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – What R the Odds figures to be a prohibitive favorite in the $50,000 Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hastings on Saturday.

The 6 1/2-furlong Lassie drew four horses. Realistically, only P. S. Good N Ready has any chance of upsetting What R the Odds.

Trained by Mel Snow, What R the Odds has won two of her three starts and in her most recent outing she dominated the six-furlong Timber Music Stakes on July 12. Breaking sharply under Fernando Perez, What R the Odds went right to the front. After giving her connections a scare when she drifted out going around the first turn, What R the Odds straightened out going down the backstretch and drew off to score a handy 5 1/2-length win over P. S. Good N Ready. Her only loss came in her debut when she finished second to El Sinaloense, who is by far the best 2-year-old on the grounds.

Perez retains the mount.

P. S. Good N Ready is also a very nice filly but will need to improve in order to give What R the Odds a real test. Following her second-place finish in the Timber Music, she easily won the restricted B.C. Cup Debutante. Her trainer, Cindy Krasner, knows she’s up against it on Saturday.

“There’s nothing wrong with my filly but Mel’s horse is obviously going to be tough to beat,” said Krasner. “All we can do is lead her over there and try.”

Boxcars and Bright Spring appear to be overmatched.