10/11/2009 11:00PM

You Don't Pass goes longer in stakes


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Bob Tiller will have ample stakes action Monday at Woodbine, when he saddles You Don't Pass in the $100,000 Mt. Sassafras and Arepeatee in the $125,000 Bull Page.

The once-beaten You Don't Pass goes beyond six furlongs for the first time in the Mt. Sassafras, a seven-furlong sprint for Ontario-breds.

You Don't Pass romped on the front end when he debuted June 11. He was favored in a subsequent allowance but had to settle for second behind Bogue Chitto, who went on to finish second in the briskly run King Corrie Stakes.

You Don't Pass barely beat Flashy Yankee when he cleared his first allowance condition July 26. He came from off the pace to prevail in his last start Sept. 7 in the Kenora Stakes, for graduates of local yearling sales.

"He's been running with older horses," Tiller said of the 3-year-old You Don't Pass. "I thought his race in the Kenora was excellent. It's time to stretch him out to seven-eighths and see what happens. I think he'll get the distance. He's learned how to relax. We'll just have to see how the race comes up."

Yummy With Butter nosed out Stray Cat Stride for the victory in the seven-furlong Overskate Stakes on Sept. 13. Both are in the Mt. Sassafras.

The Overskate was the first stakes triumph for Yummy With Butter, who was narrowly beaten in his previous race in the Shepperton, another stakes for Ontario-sired runners.

Stray Cat Stride is seemingly at his best over seven furlongs, which was the distance of his Aug. 2 allowance score.

Arepeatee figures to be a longshot in the Bull Page, a six-furlong event for Ontario-sired 2-year-old males.

Arepeatee wound up five lengths behind favored Doctor Jack in second in his promising opener, but it took him four more starts before he won his maiden.

"He's a happy little horse," Tiller said. "He loves to run. He's one of those horses who can take a licking and keep on running. His last race was probably his best. He learned how to win the last time."

Doctor Jack could be the Bull Page chalk off his wide, closing third-place finish in the slow-paced Simcoe, a yearling sales stakes.

Legal Review faded to fifth after an inside stalking trip in the seven-furlong Simcoe, which came on the heels of an easy debut score.