03/06/2002 1:00AM

Streakin Rob heads Plate 'book'


TORONTO, Ontario - Streakin Rob, upset winner of the 1 1/8-mile Coronation Futurity at Woodbine last October, is the 4-1 winter book favorite for the 143rd running of the Queen's Plate.

A total of 181 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds are eligible for the $1 million Queen's Plate, a 1 1/4-mile race to be run at Woodbine on June 23. The winter book, a hypothetical exercise, was compiled by Jennifer Morrison-Learn, Woodbine's oddsmaker.

Streakin Rob, a gelding owned by Rob Cudney and Allan Kent and trained by Jim Day, finished second in the Display and third in the Kingarvie, both at 1 1/16 miles, and was a finalist in the Sovereign Award voting for his division.

Ginger Gold, Canada's champion 2-year-old filly for owner Mel Lawson and trainer Sid Attard, is next at 9-2. She wound up her first campaign with impressive scores here in the Grade 3 Natalma over one mile on turf and the Princess Elizabeth at 1 1/16 miles.

Foregone, a maiden after four starts but a close second in the Coronation and fourth in the Display, is the third choice at 5-1. Owned by the Augustin Stable of George Strawbridge Jr. and trained by Mac Benson, Foregone is a half-brother to 1998 Queen's Plate winner Archers Bay.