01/20/2016 12:50PM

Catch a Glimpse named finalist for two Sovereign Awards

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Nikki Sherman
Catch a Glimpse and jockey Florent Geroux win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on Oct. 30.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Catch a Glimpse leads the list of finalists for the 41st Sovereign Awards released Wednesday by The Jockey Club of Canada.

Trained by Mark Casse, who will be vying for his fifth consecutive Sovereign Award as outstanding trainer, Catch a Glimpse was named a finalist in both the 2-year-old filly and turf female divisions and could be a leading contender for Canadian Horse of the Year. The four finalists for Canadian Horse of the Year will be announced during the Sovereign Awards ceremony April 8 at Woodbine.

Catch a Glimpse prepped for the Breeders’ Cup at Woodbine with a pair of victories on turf, including a win in the Grade 2 Natalma Stakes on Sept. 12. She is joined by Caren, Gamble’s Ghost, and Ami’s Mesa as finalists in the 2-year-old filly division and by Strut the Course, Button Down, and Habibi as finalists in the turf female division.

Two other Breeders’ Cup participants, Riker, who finished sixth in the Juvenile, and Conquest Daddyo, who finished fourth in the Juvenile Turf, were named finalists in the 2-year-old male division, along with Amis Gizmo and Shakhimat.

Owner and breeder Ivan Dalos was rewarded for a strong campaign with three juvenile finalists: Amis Gizmo, Ami’s Mesa, and Gamble’s Ghost. Dalos was named a finalist for outstanding owner, and his Tall Oaks Farm was named a finalist for outstanding breeder. Josie Carroll, who trained Dalos’s three finalists, is a finalist for outstanding trainer along with Casse, Roger Attfield, and Kevin Attard.

Queen’s Plate winner Shaman Ghost and Woodbine Oaks winner Academic are finalists in the 3-year-old male and 3-year-old filly divisions, respectively. Breeders’ Stakes winner Danish Dynaformer, Prince of Wales Stakes winner Breaking Lucky, and Lucky Lindy join Shaman Ghost in the 3-year-old male division, while London Tower, Brooklynsway, and Don’t Leave Me join Academic in the 3-year-old filly division.

Along with Catch a Glimpse, six other horses were named finalists in multiple divisions: Caren (2-year-old filly, female sprinter), Miss Mischief and Cactus Kris (female sprinter, older female), Stacked Deck (male sprinter, older male), Are You Kidding Me (older male, turf male), and Danish Dynaformer (turf male, 3-year-old male).

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 two times.

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
 

Shawn Kennedy More than 1 year ago
I have never seen 2 year olds in older horse catagories in my life.
BearsyZoo More than 1 year ago
I think Stacked Deck and Are You Kidding Me should win HOY. They both had incredible years.
Leslie Bliman-Kuretzky More than 1 year ago
Academic has my vote for Horse of the Year