05/14/2012 12:50PM

Woodbine: Contested pace could set things up for Haverhill in Wednesday sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Everyday Dave has a class edge in Wednesday’s Woodbine headliner, but the six-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired stock could set up for a sharp Haverhill.

The feature will be run as the seventh race and will anchor the pick four, which has a guaranteed pool of $100,000.

Haverhill, trained by Bev Chubb for Horsepower Racing, took the long way home when he rallied to win a five-furlong allowance for nonwinners of two April 7. Most recently, he raced half-furlong farther against this nonwinners-of-three Ontario-sired company and came charging from sixth to finish a close second under Matt Moore.

On Wednesday night, Haverhill will stretch out to the distance of his maiden victory, with Moore back in the saddle.

The Kentucky-based Everyday Dave hasn’t found the mark since capturing his first two starts on the lead last year at 2. Those races were at Keeneland and in France.

Everyday Dave had been idle for eight months when he was favored as part of an entry in an April 25 allowance sprint at Keeneland. He attended the pace that day before taking control in the stretch and then tiring late to finish third with a 76 Beyer Speed Figure.

Julio Garcia was named on Everyday Dave by trainer Wesley Ward, who is winless with his last five Woodbine starters.

Raincoats’ntuxedos and Urban Forester also possess speed.

Raincoats’ntuxedos wired nonwinners-of-two allowance types by four lengths when he came off the sidelines April 13. Two weeks later, Haverhill edged him out for second after he set a lively pace before tiring late.

Eurico Da Silva will ride Raincoats’ntuxedos again for trainer Abraham Katryan.

Urban Forester looked like an up-and-comer in the Ontario-sired ranks after he won back-to-back races with Beyers in the high 70s in spring 2011. He resurfaced with a new trainer, Ron Sadler, following a one-year layoff April 27, when he was rated in a stalking position along the inside before fading in the stretch.

Urban Forester, who is drawn outside the other speed, is shedding blinkers.

Flim Flam is sent out by the familiar trainer/rider combo of Mark Casse and Patrick Husbands, who combined to win last Sunday’s Grade 3 Selene Stakes with Dixie Strike.

Flim Flam vied through soft fractions before drawing clear to win a slow nonwinners-of-two allowance after a long vacation April 21.

Mr. Monty drew well on the outside and could have an ideal stalking trip under Luis Contreras, who was aboard for both of his November victories.