07/04/2011 10:17AM

Woodbine: Eternal Rule stays unbeaten in Achievement


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Eternal Rule was recording his second win of the meeting and his third in as many career starts when he romped by 5 1/4 lengths under regular rider David Clark in the $150,000 Achievement for Ontario-foaled 3-year-olds.

Bred and owned by Donald Myers and trained by Sid Attard, Eternal Rule debuted last Nov. 7 with an off-the-pace win over seven furlongs.

“He’s a small, small horse so we took our time with him,” said Attard. “After that race he had a chip in his knee, so we operated on him.”

After wintering in Ontario, Eternal Rule was late getting back into the racetrack this spring.

“We wanted to make sure we gave him enough time,” said Attard.

Eternal Rule returned on June 19, with an impressive front-running victory in a first-level allowance race at six furlongs.

“Before he ran, we’d nominated him to this stake,” said Attard. “I was very worried, about bringing him back in 13 days, but he’s a tough little son of a gun. I’d like to give him at least three weeks or a month off now before I look for a race for him. He’s running good on Poly, and I’d like to leave him on Poly. I think he’ll be very good up to seven furlongs.”

Eternal Rule was the third stakes winner of the meeting for Attard and the second for Clark.

Making Amends takes Clarendon

Making Amends won Sunday’s $150,000 Clarendon, a 5 1/2-furlong race. He stalked the pace under Patrick Husbands and was up late for a neck victory.

“It’s nice when things work out sometimes,” said trainer Mark Casse. “I had a lot of confidence. My only concern was the distance. This horse is just going to get better the farther he goes.”

Casse owns Making Amends in partnership with his wife, Tina, Harvey Swartz, and Richard Lederman. The colt is listed as a $90,000 purchase at this April’s Ocala 2-year-olds in training sale.

“It was a three-way partnership, and one partner wanted to sell,” said Casse. “I called Richard Lederman, and he wanted to buy him. It’s his first stakes winner.”

Making Amends was the fourth stakes winner for Casse and his meet-leading 42nd score of the meeting. Husbands was recording his eight stakes win, second in that category, and his 62nd overall win at this session.

Eurico Rosa da Silva is running second overall in races won, with 64, including two stakes.