05/06/2010 11:00PM

Hollinger tunes up for Queenston


Hollinger, Canada's champion 2-year-old male last year and one of the early favorites for the Queen's Plate, breezed six furlongs in 1:11.60 here Friday morning under his regular rider Tyler Pizarro.

Working in company with a stablemate, Hollinger was caught in fractions of 23.20 seconds, 34.80, 46.40, and 59.40 by clocker Mike Lym.

"I couldn't be happier with him than I am right now," said trainer Roger Attfield.

Hollinger is slated to make his seasonal bow in Saturday's $150,000 Queenston, a seven-furlong race for Ontario-foaled 3-year-olds.

The $1 million Queen's Plate, a 1 1/4-mile race for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds, will be run on July 4.