07/30/2013 10:03AM

Prince of Wales Stakes: Dynamic Sky, Spring in the Air scratched

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Tom Keyser
Dynamic Sky was the 3-1 second choice on the morning line for the Prince of Wales Stakes before being scratched early Tuesday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Trainer Mark Casse's four-horse contingent for Tuesday's $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes has been cut in half, as neither Dynamic Sky nor Spring in the Air made the trip from Woodbine to Fort Erie on Tuesday morning.

"Dynamic Sky had a little issue pop up yesterday – not a big one, but it was bad timing," Casse said. "Hopefully, he's already better today, but we're just going to give him a few days off and hopefully aim for the Breeders' [Stakes]. We're saving Spring in the Air for the Wonder Where [Stakes]."

The $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, a 1 1/2-mile turf race that is the final leg of the Triple Crown for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds, will be run here Aug. 18. The $250,000 Wonder Where, a 1 1/4-mile turf race for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies, will be run here Sunday.

Dynamic Sky and Spring in the Air had been the second and third favorites on the morning line for the Prince of Wales at 3-1 and 4-1.

Uncaptured, who had been pegged at 9-5, and Jagger M, at 6-1, are the remaining Casse entrants and now will go off at considerably lower prices in the field of six for the 1 3/16-mile Prince of Wales, which follows the Queens' Plate as the second jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Frank Petro More than 1 year ago
He did not hurt anybody by entering and scratching.What are you whining about?
george cernansky More than 1 year ago
Frank, This game is hurting, people want to go to slots, not bet a small field in a big race. It hurts the bettors which carry this game. Casse is a joke, he can win all the races in Canada but he will continue to struggle in the us, forget him.
george cernansky More than 1 year ago
He knew the scratches were coming, I mean Casse. Its a joke that you are able to enter as many as you want then scratch at the last minute. He should be fined if the vet finds nothing wrong with them, ridiculous.
ctgreyhound More than 1 year ago
That's just the games trainers play. We can't be fined, taxed or pay a fee every time we turn around. This isn't the federal government & as things stand right now they don't have a say in the matter. Hopefully they never will.