06/13/2010 11:00PM

Mobilizer will move on to Queen's Plate


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Mobilizer, who was beaten a head by Big Red Mike as the runner-up in Sunday's Plate Trial, is definitely heading to the Queen's Plate.

But the move is not as cut and dried for Moment of Majesty, who ended just a head behind Roan Inish as the second filly to finish the Woodbine Oaks.

"I wouldn't say 'no' right now, but I'm not that excited about the idea of going to the Queen's Plate," said Sue Leslie, who trains Moment of Majesty and owns the filly in partnership with Curtis Joseph and Don Meehan.

"She peaked the day she was supposed to, and I don't know how she's going to be at her best again three weeks later.

"It's all going to depend on her. We're going to see how she is two weeks from now."

Robert Landry, who rode Moment of Majesty, was happy with the filly's effort but obviously somewhat frustrated by the result.

"She ran the race she was supposed to run," Landry said.

Moment of Majesty is not currently eligible for the Queen's Plate and would have to be supplemented on race day at a cost of $25,000.

Mobilizer, making his stakes debut, rallied along the rail under Jono Jones but was outfinished by the winner in the Plate Trial.

"I thought he ran great," Jones said. "It wasn't an ideal situation."

Attfield was happy with the current status of Mobilizer, who was making just his fourth start after beginning his career April 8.

"He's never run a bad race," Attfield said.

Attfield also had cause for concern following the Plate Trial, however, as favored Hollinger faltered to finish last of eight, beaten 14 1/2 lengths.

Hollinger, undefeated in four starts last year as Canada's champion 2-year-old male, also disappointed in his seasonal bow, ending fourth in the seven-furlong Queenston.

"He seems okay," Attfield said Monday morning. "He's a little stiff in his back.

"When you run that badly, you can't blame riders, or pace, or anything. Something's bothering him. That's my job to find out what.

"But I can't see him going on to the Plate off those two races."

Ernfold, representing the Attfield stable in the Woodbine Oaks, also failed to perform up to her trainer's expectations.

"I was very disappointed," Attfield said. "I was very high on her."

Ernfold will be looking to rebound in the $250,000 Bison City, a 1 1/16-mile race for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies here July 11.

Attfield was able to take some consolation from victories by Sand Cove here in Saturday's $125,400 Steady Growth, Rag and Bone in a second-level optional claimer on Saturday, and Perfect Shirl in a maiden race following the Woodbine Oaks on Sunday.

Sand Cove earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 102 for his powerful 4 3/4-length victory in the Steady Growth, a 1 1/16-mile race for Ontario-sired 3-year-olds and up.