10/29/2015 11:11AM

Academic tries to pump up credentials in Maple Leaf


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – There could be a lot on the line in Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Maple Leaf Stakes for Academic, who’s a shoo-in to become this year’s Canadian champion 3-year-old filly. A victory in the 1 1/4-mile stakes would boost her chances for Canadian Horse of the Year honors as long as a Woodbine runner does not win a Breeders’ Cup event at Keeneland.