07/01/2010 11:00PM

Blinkers on for three Plate starters


No fewer than four of the 13 Queen's Plate entrants will be making equipment changes.

Mobilizer, Giant's Tomb, and Who We Gunna Call will be adding blinkers, while Ghost Fleet will be racing without blinkers after racing with them in his two previous starts this year.

Trained by Roger Attfield, Mobilizer will be one of the favorites in the Queen's Plate after finishing second, beaten a half-length, under his regular rider Jono Jones in the Plate Trial. Attfield equipped Mobilizer with blinkers for his major Queen's Plate prep here June 25.

"I just put a little pair of cheaters on him," said Attfield. "It didn't really tell us anything. He worked very well, but he always has. They didn't really seem to bother him and he's been in a couple of tight finishes when Jono felt he had a lot of horse under him."

Giant's Tomb was beaten 2 3/4 lengths as the fourth-place finisher in the Plate Trial under Patrick Husbands and worked with blinkers here last Sunday.

"After his last race, we just wanted to get him a little more focused," said trainer Mark Frostad.

Who We Gunna Call finished third behind two American-breds when making his local debut in a 1 1/8-mile first-level allowance on June 13. That outing was his fourth in a career that began in Florida on Jan. 9, and his first in more than two months.

Trainer Tino Attard has sent out Who We Gunna Call to work twice with blinkers since his last race.

"He's much, much improved," said Attard.

Ghost Fleet, one of the top 2-year-olds on the grounds last year with stakes scores in the six-furlong Vandal and seven-furlong Bull Page, added blinkers when he began his current campaign with a second-place finish in the seven-furlong Queenston. But, after watching Ghost Fleet finish sixth under jockey Luis Contreras in the Plate Trial, trainer Sid Attard decided that change was in order.

"The jockey told me the horse was looking around, listening to horses behind him," said Attard.

Ghost Fleet has turned in two solid five-furlong interim drills under new rider Richard Dos Ramos and without blinkers.