06/06/2007 11:00PM

Street Sounds tops Oaks


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Street Sounds, a winner of two stakes on turf and one on Polytrack for trainer Michael Matz, checked in from Maryland on Thursday morning and has been made the 5-2 favorite for Sunday's $500,000 Woodbine Oaks.

The Woodbine Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile Polytrack race for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies, attracted a field of 11.

Street Sounds drew post 3 and will be ridden by Ramon Dominguez, who was aboard for her last win in Pimlico's Hilltop over one mile of turf on May 12.

Sealy Hill, winner of Turfway Park's Grade 3 Bourbonette over one mile in March, drew post 6 and is the 7-2 second choice on the track's morning line.

Regular rider Patrick Husbands has the call on Sealy Hill, who enters the Woodbine Oaks off a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks for trainer Mark Casse.

Saskawea, the third choice at 4-1, is coming off a second-place finish behind the Kentucky-bred Bear Now in the Grade 3 Selene over 1 1/16 miles here May 20.

Trained by Steve Attard and ridden by Justin Stein, Saskawea will begin from post 9.

Quiet Jungle, who will be looking to become the eighth Oaks winner for Sam-Son Farm, drew post 11 with Todd Kabel retaining the mount.

Trainer Todd Pletcher has a pair of invaders for the Woodbine Oaks in Belleplaine, who has been with Pletcher at Belmont, and Christies Treasure, who has been a member of his Arlington Park division.

John Velazquez rides Belleplaine, while Garrett Gomez takes over aboard Christies Treasure.

Belleplaine will break from post 5 and Christies Treasure from post 10. Both fillies are 8-1 on the morning line.

Suva, based at Hastings in British Columbia with trainer Steve Henson, was supplemented to the Woodbine Oaks at entry time at a cost of $12,500 that included the regular $5,000 entry fee. Pedro Alvarado will be in from Vancouver to pilot Suva, who drew post 8 and has been pegged at 30-1.

The ceremonial draw for the Woodbine Oaks was held for the first time at WEGZ Stadium, the Woodbine Entertainment Group's sports bar/teletheater facility located in nearby Vaughan. Sam Mitchell, coach of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, was the guest drawmaster.