10/13/2009 11:00PM

Jukebox Jury favorite for International

Michael Burns
Jukebox Jury, training at Woodbine this week, will break from post 7 in the $2 million Canadian International.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jukebox Jury, coming off a nose win in the Group 1 Preis Von Europa in Germany, has been made the 3-1 morning-line favorite in the eight-horse field for Saturday's Grade 1, $2 million Canadian International.

Post positions for the Canadian International, a 1 1/2-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and upward that carries Win and You're In status for the Breeders' Cup Turf, were announced at a ceremonial draw in the trackside tent here Wednesday.

The Grade 1, $1 million E.P. Taylor, a 1 1/4-mile turf race for fillies and mares, and the Grade 2, $500,000 Nearctic, a six-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and upward, also are Win and You're In races and precede the Canadian International on Saturday's program.

Jukebox Jury drew the 7-hole in a race where post positions should be of little significance. Trained by Mark Johnston, Jukebox Jury is the only 3-year-old in the field and will carry 119 pounds, seven less than his rivals. Regular rider Roland Ffrench will be here for the mount on the Irish-bred colt, who is based in England.

Marsh Side, who captured last fall's Canadian International at 29-1, is the 7-2 second choice this year in Woodbine oddsmaker Jennifer Morrison's morning line and will begin from post 5. Trained by Neil Drysdale and again to be ridden by Javier Castellano, Marsh Side finished first here last time out in the over 1 1/2 miles of turf but was disqualified and placed fourth.

Champs Elysees, who was moved up to third after being seen as the victim of interference initiated by Marsh Side that day, is the Canadian International's third choice at 4-1 and will start from post 1. Running under the name of trainer Bobby Frankel, Champs Elysees will be looking to improve on his third-place finish in last year's Canadian International with rider Garrett Gomez retaining the mount.

Just as Well and Quijano, who were moved into the first and second spots in the Northern Dancer following Marsh Side's demotion, both have been pegged at 6-1 for the Canadian International.

The late-blooming Just as Well is trained by Jonathan Sheppard in Pennsylvania. while Quijano is based in Germany for trainer Peter Schiergen but is a veteran world traveler.

Spice Route, set at 8-1, was a close second behind Marsh Side in last year's Canadian International but missed some time this summer due to pulled back muscles and will be making his first start since July 26.

Buccellati and Allied Powers, both based in England, are making their North American debuts and are ranked as the outsiders.