07/21/2013 11:59AM

Woodbine: Dynamic Sky, Jagger M breeze for Prince of Wales Stakes

Tom Keyser
Dynamic Sky, third last out in the Queen's Plate, continued preparations Sunday for the Prince of Wales Stakes by breezing five furlongs in 1:01.60 in company with Jagger M.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Uncaptured, Canada’s champion 2-year-old male and horse of the year for 2012, is scheduled to van up from Churchill Downs on Wednesday and will continue his preparations here for Fort Erie’s Prince of Wales Stakes.

The $500,000 Prince of Wales, the 1 3/16-mile dirt race that is the second leg of the Triple Crown for Canadian-bred 3-year-olds, will be run July 30.

Mark Casse, who trains Uncaptured, also is pointing Dynamic Sky and Jagger M for the Prince of Wales and watched the pair breeze five furlongs in 1:01.60 in company on the dirt training track here Sunday. Exercise rider Jason Hoyte was aboard Dynamic Sky, while Corey Fraser piloted Jagger M.

“Dynamic Sky was just galloping; I thought he worked super,” Casse said. “Jagger M is not much of a work horse. Corey was niggling on him a little bit. That’s not unusual.”

Dynamic Sky finished third and Jagger M fifth in the Queen’s Plate.

Midnight Aria, the Queen’s Plate winner, came out of the race a little the worse for wear and is being given a break. Up With the Birds, the Queen’s Plate runner-up, is pointing for the $500,000 Breeders’ Stakes, the 1 1/2-mile turf race here that is the final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown on Aug. 18.

Spring in the Air, also trained by Casse, ended up fourth in the Queen’s Plate and is nominated to the Prince of Wales, but barring a misstep by one of her stablemates, she will run in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes, a 1 1/4-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies here Aug. 4.

River Seven, who, like Midnight Aria, is trained by Nick Gonzalez, breezed five furlongs in 1:00 on the training track here Sunday under exercise rider Darren Fortune with an eye toward the Prince of Wales.

“He deceives me – I thought he was just turtling around there,” said Martha Gonzalez, Nick’s wife and assistant trainer. “He’s a pretty good horse on the dirt.”

River Seven finished a well-beaten 10th in the Queen’s Plate.

Power Phil, trained by Bob Tiller, is heading for the Prince of Wales, while Pyrite Mountain and Niigon’s Glory are under consideration.

Nipissing, who left Spring in the Air in second place when winning the 1 1/8-mile Woodbine Oaks on June 9 but then was a disappointing eighth in the Queen’s Plate, breezed four furlongs in 47.20 on the training track turf course here Sunday.

Trainer Rachel Halden gave Nipissing’s regular rider, Steven Bahen, a leg up for the drill.

“She went well,” said Rob Landry, general manager for Chiefswood Stable, the owner and breeder of Nipissing, who watched the workout with Chiefswood principal Bob Krembil.

Nipissing is nominated to the Wonder Where but also has Ontario-sired stakes options in the July 31 Victoriana and the Aug. 5 Eternal Search.

Smartyfly, fourth last out in the Woodbine Oaks, worked five furlongs in 1:00 on the turf training track here Friday under exercise rider Chris Garraway. Malcolm Pierce, who conditions Smartyfly for Sam-Son Farm, is pointing the filly for the Wonder Where.

Landry also said Original Script, the winner of the 1 1/16-mile Bison City here June 30 after finishing third in the Woodbine Oaks, has been sent home for a freshening.

“She’s been through a lot,” said Landry, noting that Original Script had missed some training time when her barn was under quarantine last month. “She’d been going all winter, strongly, and she gives you everything she’s got. She ran a hard race in the Oaks and a hard race in the Bison City.”