06/09/2013 4:51PM

Woodbine: Dynamic Sky by a nose in Plate Trial

Michael Burns
Dynamic Sky (No. 3) rallies to win the Plate Trial by a nose over His Race to Win at Woodbine on Sunday.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Dynamic Sky closed five wide under Joel Rosario and caught 12-1 shot His Race to Win late to win Sunday’s $150,800 Plate Trial Stakes, an important prep for the July 7 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine.

Dynamic Sky ($8.60) bided his time near the back of the 10-horse field in the 1 1/8-mile route, as Midnight Aria and Holy Whirl Wind vied through honest fractions. Dynamic Sky commenced his rally on the far turn in unison with a four-wide His Race to Win, who hit the front in midstretch before Dynamic Sky nailed him on the wire to prevail by a nose in 1:50.59.

Midnight Aria weakened late but held on for third over the wide-closing favorite, Pyrite Mountain, who galloped out in front.

Trainer Mark Casse took the blinkers off Dynamic Sky for the Plate Trial.

“I thought he’d have a good chance,” Rosario said.  “He’d been running with top horses. [Casse] took the blinkers off, and I think it made a difference because I could get him more relaxed and do exactly what I wanted to do with him.”

Dynamic Sky earned $90,000 for last year’s Sovereign Award-winning owner, John Oxley.

Tom More than 1 year ago
That's what jockeys do, by the way if his name is JOEL why do they call him by a girls name on TV? They keep calling him Joale.
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
Joel left Belmont pretty quick.
scott More than 1 year ago
So did every other jock riding at another track today.