06/19/2008 12:00AM

Queen's Plate draws field of 15


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Not Bourbon, winner of the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial in his last start here June 1, will break from post 13 and has been made the 3-1 morning-line choice for Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate.

A field of 15, the largest for the 1 1/4-mile Queen's Plate since 16 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds went postward in 2000, was announced at a special ceremonial draw in the trackside tent here Friday.

The two-tiered draw system was used, with connections first drawing for their order of selection and then choosing their post positions.

Not Bourbon was 12th in the selection order.

Jono Jones retains the mount on Not Bourbon, who will be looking to give trainer Roger Attfield a record-tying eighth Queen's Plate score.

Solitaire, a close second in the Plate Trial and the second choice in Woodbine oddsmaker Jennifer Morrison's morning line at 7-2, was 10th in order of selection and will break from post 12.

Based at Saratoga with trainer Jim Bond, Solitaire is one of five maidens in the Queen's Plate field and was very impressive when making just his second career start in the Plate Trial.

Robert Landry rode Solitaire for the first time that day and retains the mount.

Ginger Brew, whose presence adds plenty of spice to the Queen's Plate, is the only filly in the field and comes off a smashing victory for trainer Brian Lynch in the 1 1/8-mile Woodbine Oaks on June 8.

Supplemented to the Queen's Plate at a cost of $25,000, Ginger Brew will break from post 10 after drawing the eighth pick and is the projected third choice at 4-1 under returning rider Javier Castellano.

Lynch also will send out Jungle Brew, who is next in Morrison's line at 8-1 after finishing a strong second when making just his second career start in a 1 1/8-mile maiden race here June 1.

Jungle Brew, with the ninth choice, wound up with post 11 and will be ridden for the first time by Eibar Coa.

Sebastian Song, who finished third in the Plate Trial for trainer Alec Fehr and jockey David Clark, rounds out the top five in the morning line at 12-1.

Sebastian's Song ranked 13th in the selection scheme and will break from post 14 under Clark.

Silver Jag, a maiden trained by Josie Carroll, had the first pick of posts and went with post 6.

The field will load in order of post position.