04/06/2016 10:40AM

Catch a Glimpse among 7 horses nominated for multiple Sovereign Awards

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Barbara D. Livingston
Catch a Glimpse and jockey Florent Geroux win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Oct. 30.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Catch a Glimpse’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland last October could lead to a big night for the filly at the 41st annual Sovereign Awards ceremony on Friday at Woodbine.

Catch a Glimpse is a finalist in the 2-year-old filly and turf female divisions and is likely to be a named a finalist for Canadian Horse of the Year. The finalists for Horse of the Year will be revealed during Friday night’s ceremony.

Catch a Glimpse’s trainer, Mark Casse, is a favorite to win his eighth award as outstanding trainer after capturing his 10th Woodbine training title in 2015. Casse led all Woodbine trainers in wins, earnings, and stakes wins last season.

Another finalist for outstanding trainer, Josie Carroll, trains four horses nominated for Sovereign Awards: Ami’s Mesa and Gamble’s Ghost in the 2-year-old filly division, Amis Gizmo in the 2-year-old male division, and Button Down in the turf female division. Her three horses nominated in the juvenile divisions are owned by Ivan Dalos, who is a finalist in the outstanding owner division. Dalos’s Tall Oaks Farm also is a finalist in the outstanding breeder category.

Sam-Son Farm is also up for both the breeder and owner awards. Adena Springs and Eugene Melnyk round out the outstanding breeder finalists, while Conquest Stables and Riversedge Racing Stable round out the outstanding owner finalists.

The three winners of Canadian Triple Crown races in 2015 are all finalists in the 3-year-old male division. Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost, Prince of Wales Stakes winner Breaking Lucky, and Breeders’ Stakes winner Danish Dynaformer will vie for the award with Grade 3 Ontario Derby winner Lucky Lindy.

Woodbine Oaks winner Academic is a favorite in the 3-year-old filly division and could be named a finalist for Canadian Horse of the Year. Along with the Woodbine Oaks, Academic earned Grade 3 wins against males in the Canadian Derby at Northlands Park and the British Columbia Derby at Hastings.

In all, seven horses were nominated in multiple divisions: Catch a Glimpse (2-year-old filly, turf female), Danish Dynaformer (3-year-old male, turf male), Stacked Deck (male sprinter, older male), Are You Kidding Me (older male, turf male), Caren (2-year-old filly, female sprinter), and Miss Mischief and Cactus Kris (female sprinter, older female).

To be eligible for a Sovereign Award, horses ages 3 and up must have raced in Canada at least three times in 2015, and juveniles must have raced in Canada at least two times.

Woodbine’s leading rider in 2015, Eurico Da Silva, is a front-runner for his third Sovereign Award as outstanding jockey and his second in the past three years.

Sovereign Award finalists
2-year-old filly
: Ami’s Mesa, Caren, Catch a Glimpse, Gamble’s Ghost
2-year-old male: Amis Gizmo, Conquest Daddyo, Riker, Shakhimat
3-year-old female: Academic, Brooklynsway, Don’t Leave Me, London Tower
3-year-old male: Breaking Lucky, Danish Dynaformer, Lucky Lindy, Shaman Ghost
Older female: Cactus Kris, Miss Mischief, Touching Promise, Uchenna
Older male: Are You Kidding Me, Golden Sabre, Melmich, Stacked Deck
Turf female: Button Down, Catch a Glimpse, Habibi, Strut the Course
Turf male: Are You Kidding Me, Danish Dynaformer, Interpol, Reporting Star
Female sprinter: Cactus Kris, Caren, Miss Mischief, Skylander Girl
Male sprinter: Bye Bye Bernie, Calgary Cat, Stacked Deck, Tower of Texas
Outstanding broodmare: Awesome Lass, Rare Opportunity, Star Guest, Uproar
Outstanding breeder: Adena Springs, Eugene Melnyk, Sam-Son Farm, Tall Oaks Farm
Outstanding owner: Conquest Stables, Ivan Dalos, Riversedge Racing Stables, Sam-Son Farm
Outstanding trainer: Kevin Attard, Roger Attfield, Josie Carroll, Mark Casse
Outstanding apprentice jockey: Fanny Crausaz, Kayla Pizarro, Erika Smilovsky, Isabelle Wenc
Outstanding jockey: Luis Contreras, Eurico Da Silva, Patrick Husbands, Rico Walcott