10/13/2008 12:00AM

You Will Love Me waking up


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – You Will Love Me has succeeded before on Wednesday nights at Woodbine, and she should be a formidable foe in Wednesday’s $125,000 Classy ’N Smart Stakes for Ontario-sired females at 1 1/16 miles.

You Will Love Me won two Wednesday night stakes in 2007, the Passing Mood and the Eternal Search, and banked $337,890 on the year. Her lone win in six starts this year was on the grass in the Aug. 17 Victoriana Stakes.

You Will Love Me lost by a neck to Arden Belle after sneaking through on the rail in the Sept. 1 Algoma Stakes. Trainer Earl Barnett said she failed to bring her “A” game most recently in the Avowal Stakes at seven furlongs on the grass, and wound up ninth under Emma Wilson.

“Emma said she tried to get her to relax, but she didn’t handle the turf,” said Wilson. “She said she dug in, but was slipping a bit in behind. She got beat seven lengths to open horses, and it probably wasn’t her distance, either. She wants to go farther, and I think the Polytrack is more to her liking than the grass.”

Barnett said You Will Love Me breezed a strong half-mile in 47 seconds last Wednesday with jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva aboard.

“She had a nice breeze the other day,” said Barnett. “I caught her galloping out five-eighths in 1:00. That was encouraging. She’s way different than she was early on in the spring. I think she gets good in the fall. It just feels like the cool air woke her up.”

Executive Flight finished second to last year’s champion older filly or mare, Financingavailable, in last year’s Classy ’N Smart.

This year, Executive Flight won her second start, the seven-furlong Sweet Briar Too Stakes, upsetting My List while earning a 90 Beyer Speed Figure. She then wound up second in the Victoriana, and third in the Grade 3 Seaway Stakes. Like You Will Love Me, she was a non-factor in the Avowal.

Jim McAleney will ride Executive Flight for trainer Darwin Banach.

Nicki Knew won the second leg of this year’s Canadian triple tiara, the Bison City Stakes. Her only poor performance of the meeting came over yielding turf in the Wonder Where Stakes.

Tenjectory rallied strongly for a 17-1 upset against Ontario-sired 3-year-old fillies in the Sept. 13 La Prevoyante Stakes on the grass.