Your browser does not support iframes\r\nETOBICOKE, Ontario &ndash; The brilliant Sand Cove, last year&rsquo;s champion older male runner in Canada, will try to win the $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes for the second year in a row Sunday at Woodbine.\r\nSand Cove will be a short-priced favorite as the 126-pound highweight in the 1 1/16-mile route for Ontario-sired stock. He had a productive campaign last year at age 5, during which he won 4 stakes in 9 starts, for earnings of nearly $400,000.\r\nSand Cove registered a 100 Beyer Speed Figure in the 2010 Steady Growth. He captured two other Ontario-sired stakes last year, the Overskate and Sir Barton, along with the Grade 3 Seagram Cup Stakes.\r\nFollowing a winter layoff, Sand Cove finished a troubled sixth in the May 22 New Providence Stakes. Trainer Roger Attfield said he used the six-furlong New Providence as a springboard towards longer engagements.\r\n&ldquo;He doesn&rsquo;t really want to sprint, anyway,&rdquo; Attfield said. &ldquo;We did the same thing with him last year. He got beat in his first few starts. He&rsquo;s been working well.&rdquo;\r\nAttfield said Sand Cove was a deserving winner of the Sovereign Award, and he anticipates another fruitful campaign this year.\r\n&ldquo;He seems capable of going on for another year, for sure,&rdquo; Attfield predicted.\r\nRichard Dos Ramos will ride Sand Cove, who will vault over the $1 million mark in career earnings with a victory.\r\nTrainer Ian Black aided in delivering Steady Growth, the 1979 Queen&rsquo;s Plate winner, when he managed Kinghaven Farm. He will saddle the late-running J J for Dave.\r\nJ J for Dave just missed in a seven-furlong allowance in his first start off the sidelines April 10. He subsequently finished third and fourth, in a pair of allowance routes.\r\n&ldquo;He&rsquo;s very pace-sensitive,&rdquo; said Black. &ldquo;He probably won&rsquo;t get much pace to run at on Sunday, either. Last time, he was very wide turning for home. He was closing, but he wasn&rsquo;t exactly mowing them down. He was plugging away. When it&rsquo;s all said and done, maybe he&rsquo;s better off going seven-eighths, when he has some pace to run at.&rdquo;\r\nLady&rsquo;s First Cat was third in last year&rsquo;s Steady Growth, and he went on to win a first and second-level allowance. He&rsquo;s stretching out off two mediocre efforts in third-level allowance/optional-claiming company.\r\nRace for Gold is competing around two turns for the first time off a wide fifth-place finish in the New Providence.