ETOBICOKE, Ontario &ndash; Marsh Side will continue his march towards the Canadian International on Sunday at Woodbine in the Grade 1, $750,000 Northern Dancer Turf, the supporting feature on the Woodbine Mile card.\r\nMarsh Side captured last year&rsquo;s running of the 1 1/2-mile Northern Dancer over Just as Well and Champs Elysees. He went on to finish fourth in the Grade 1, $2 million International, a race that he won at 29-1 in 2008.\r\nMarsh Side was in mediocre form prior to his last outing here in the Grade 2 Sky Classic Stakes, which he won convincingly over a course labeled soft.\r\nPatrick Lawley-Wakelin, the racing manager for owner Robert Evans, said Marsh Side finally got the right ground in the Sky Classic.\r\n&ldquo;His preferred footing is some give in the ground,&rdquo; said Lawley-Wakelin. &ldquo;The course last year in the Northern Dancer was firm, and he did run a brilliant race on it, but his preferred footing, without any doubt, is some give in the ground, and he got that in the Sky Classic.&rdquo;\r\nLawley-Wakelin said the Neil Drysdale-trained Marsh Side adores Woodbine.\r\n&ldquo;He prefers a sweeping turn,&rdquo; Lawley-Wakelin explained. &ldquo;He trains brilliantly there, and seems to really love the surroundings. He really settles in, and always runs a bang-up race.&rdquo;\r\nLawley-Wakelin said Marsh Side is a candidate for the Grade 1 Breeders&rsquo; Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6, after he runs back in the Oct. 16 International.\r\n&ldquo;It will be a little bit quick [back], but we feel that we&rsquo;re possibly going to get our ground,&rdquo; said Lawley-Wakelin.\r\nWindward Islands finished second in the 1 1/4-mile Sky Classic. He had been idle for more than a year when he upset stablemate Grand Adventure over nine furlongs of yielding turf in the Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes on July 24.\r\n&ldquo;He&rsquo;s been delicate all his life,&rdquo; said trainer Mark Frostad. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s had lots of nagging problems. He hasn&rsquo;t been the soundest of horses, but he&rsquo;s been sound this year, and he loves to compete.&rdquo;\r\nSpice Route was scratched from the Aug. 22 Sky Classic because of the course condition. He hasn&rsquo;t started since his impressive come-from-behind triumph following a six-month layoff in the Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes here July 4.\r\nRedwood finished second three weeks ago over soft ground in the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville in France, and is making his first start in North America.