07/03/2016 4:09PM

'Dynaformer' gives trainer Attfield seventh Singspiel triumph

Michael Burns
Danish Dynaformer wins the Singspiel Stakes on the Queen’s Plate undercard at Woodbine Sunday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Danish Dynaformer, the runner-up in last year’s Queen’s Plate, gave trainer Roger Attfield a record seventh win in the Grade 3 Singspiel Stakes on the Queen’s Plate undercard at Woodbine Sunday.

The seven-horse field was strung out along the backstretch in the 12-furlong turf marathon, as Money Talker set a lively pace, with 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core stalking in second.

The field began to bunch up on the far turn, where Danish Dynaformer rallied three-wide into contention under Patrick Husbands. He caught Hardest Core in midstretch, and then edged clear to score by a length, in 2:27.20, which was a hand-clocked corrected final time.

Aldous Snow, who won the Singspiel each of the past two years, finished third before surviving an inquiry to remain in that position after bumping with a rival in deep stretch. 

“Since this horse came back to Woodbine this year, I’ve gotten on him four or five times, and he’s a different horse," Husbands said. “He’s more relaxed. Last year at 3, he was more of a kid.”

Danish Dynaformer returned $5.80 as the favorite, and earned $108,000 of the $171,900 purse for owner-breeder Charles Fipke. It was the son of Dynaformer’s first win since last year’s Breeders’ Stakes, which is the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.