06/19/2007 11:00PM

Tuning up for their Plate runs


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Jiggs Coz and Include Us both worked four furlongs on the main track here Wednesday morning in preparation for Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate, a 1 1/4-mile race for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds.

Jiggs Coz has followed the same workout routine that led up to his handy victory in the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial here June 3, with his major work for the Queen's Plate also coming over six furlongs 10 days out followed by a four-furlong breeze four days out.

The only difference was that Jiggs Coz had worked his four furlongs on the training track before the Plate Trial, while Wednesday's 49.80-second prep came over the Polytrack surface.

"I was going to work him on the training track again just to give him a little change, but it was muddy," said Sid Attard, who trains Jiggs Coz for owner-breeder Mel Lawson.

Regular rider David Clark was aboard Jiggs Coz for Wednesday's breeze.

Include Us went in 48.60 seconds with regular rider Robert Landry in the irons.

Still a maiden after six starts, Include Us finished fifth in the Plate Trial and is trained by Roger Attfield, who often works his charges three or four days out from a race.

"I usually do more with them than I did with him, but he's not a big horse, and he just doesn't need too much," said Attfield, who owns Include Us with Bill Werner and Mickey and Phyllis Canino.

"He's fit enough, for sure. I don't know if he's good enough."

Meanwhile, three shippers from the United States checked into Woodbine on Wednesday for the Queen's Plate.

Twilight Meteor, who has been based at Belmont with Todd Pletcher, arrived at about 5 a.m., while Cobrador, trained at Arlington Park by Richie Scherer, was here at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Daaher, trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and most recently situated at Saratoga, checked in at about 2 p.m.

Others expected to be in the field of nine were the locally based Marchfield and Alezzandro, the second and third finishers in the Plate Trial, along with Leonnatus Anteas and Mike Fox.

Leonnatus Anteas was Canada's champion 2-year-old male after going undefeated in three stakes last year, but is coming into the Queen's Plate off just one seven-furlong allowance start, in which he finished a good second when facing older rivals.

On Tuesday morning, Leonnatus Anteas breezed four furlongs in 50 seconds under regular rider Jono Jones.

"It was just an easy gallop, something to keep him happy," said Kevin Attard, who trains Leonnatus Anteas for Knob Hill Stable and the Estate of Steve Stavro.