08/09/2014 6:25PM

Gierkink's preview: Play the King a key prep for Woodbine Mile

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The Grade 2 Play the King Stakes, an important tuneup for next month’s Woodbine Mile, came up very tough. Last year’s gate-to-wire winner, Dimension, is 8-1 on the line and doesn’t appear to have much of a chance in the seven-furlong turf sprint, which contains a lot of speed.