Updated on 09/17/2011 10:34PM

Three times around for Electrocutionist


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Electrocutionist, the favorite for Sunday's Grade 1 here at Woodbine, apparently thrives on a busy routine.

On Wednesday morning, with exercise rider Massimo Frazzetti in the irons, Electrocutionist completed three circuits of Woodbine's turf course.

With trainer Valdredo Valiani looking on, Electrocutionist walked, then jogged, then cantered for each separate trip around the course.

On Sunday, Electrocutionist will have to go just once around in the $2 million Canadian International, a 1 1/2-mile race for 3-year-olds and upward. A field of 10 was expected for the Canadian International at the ceremonial draw here Thursday.

Electrocutionist, a Kentucky-bred 4-year-old, will be seeking his third consecutive Group 1 win in the Canadian International and his second straight under rider Mick Kinane.

"He's in very good form," said Valiani, who arrived here Tuesday afternoon. The trainer said that ELectrocutionist weighed in at 890 pounds, "which is best for him."

Yeats and Grey Swallow, the other Group 1 winners from Europe here for the Canadian International, trained over the dirt on Wednesday.

Yeats, trained by Aidan O'Brien, had exercise rider Gusuke Motoki in the irons.

"His serious work is done," said an O'Brien assistant, T.J. Comerford. "That was just to open his pipes out. He was grand."

Grey Swallow, trained by Dermot Weld, was accompanied by his groom and exercise rider, Bobby Nolan.

"He's settled in nicely," said Nolan.

Simonas, runner-up to Sulamani in last year's Canadian International and back from Germany for this year's renewal, went to the main track with exercise rider Marketa Cernoka.

Relaxed Gesture, the only American-based International candidate on the grounds as of Wednesday, galloped on the main track with assistant trainer Christophe Lorieul.

Fine-tuning for E.P. Taylor

Noble Stella, a locally based candidate for Sunday's Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, worked five furlongs in 58 seconds over the turf course here Wednesday. Rachel Halden, assistant to Noble Stella's trainer, Roger Attfield, was aboard.

The prospective field for the $1 million E.P. Taylor, a 1 1/4-mile turf race for fillies and mares, is headed by Punctilious, who shipped over from England and finished second in the race last year.

Punctilious, who is trained by Saeed bin Suroor and will be ridden by Frankie Dettori, galloped a mile over the main track under exercise rider Seamus O'Gorman on Wednesday.

"She did all the serious work at home," said assistant trainer Ross Campbell. "We're just trying to keep her ticking over."

Iota, a 3-year-old filly based in Germany who arrived along with the rest of the European contingent last Sunday, also went to the main track.