12/10/2012 4:10PM

Woodbine: Killin Me Smalls takes on winners in Wednesday sprint


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – The slow-starting Killin Me Smalls won a quality maiden special with an impressive stretch kick Nov. 18. He will be back in action in the opener on the final Wednesday card of the Woodbine meet and should be favored in the six-furlong allowance for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds.

After breaking awkwardly, Killin Me Smalls was never a factor when he debuted Aug. 18. He got away approximately eight lengths behind the others in another five-furlong dash for Ontario-sired stock Sept. 23, but managed to salvage fourth in the rapidly run affair. Most recently going 6 1/2 furlongs, he missed the break by about three lengths before passing a host of first-time starters to win by a length with a 63 Beyer Speed Figure. The runner-up, County Lineman, came right back to graduate as the heavy favorite.

Gerry Olguin retains the mount on Killin Me Smalls, who figures to break tardily from the tricky 1-hole on Wednesday. He is trained by Steve Asmussen, who had a string at Woodbine until the end of 2011.

Lip Singer has started seven times for owner/trainer Laurie Silvera, who has enlisted the live apprentice Skye Chernetz.

Lip Singer earned his diploma fifth time out Sept. 9, in a six-furlong maiden special for Ontario-sired runners. After ending up fifth a month later in the briskly run Bull Page Stakes, he trailed a six-horse field in an open allowance won by Clearly Now, who subsequently ran third in the Display Stakes.

Trainer Abraham Katryan entered Millioninthemaking and Passing Flasher, who are not coupled.

Millioninthemaking went directly to the lead and never looked back when he graduated at first asking May 21. He hasn’t raced since June 30, when he finished up the track behind probable Canadian champion 2-year-old Uncaptured in the Clarendon, a restricted stakes that came up extremely tough.

Eurico Da Silva could put Millioninthemaking on the point, while Passing Flasher might assume a stalking position under David Garcia.

Garcia was aboard when Passing Flasher scored in his fifth outing against $20,000 maidens Nov. 18. He was a prominent seventh most recently at that price, while beaten just three lengths.

San Nicola Thunder ran hot and cold prior to his victory in a five-furlong maiden special for Ontario-sired runners Nov. 4. He worked a half-mile in a bullet 48.20 seconds last Saturday for trainer John Cardella, who will give Patrick Husbands a leg up.

Victory Talisman has been mildly competitive against $20,000 opposition since winning his maiden for that price Oct. 21.

Rounding out the field are Atlantic Air and Carnbrea’sdestiny.