08/06/2012 1:52PM

Woodbine: Final Episode stretching out on Polytrack


ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Owner Colebrook Farm and trainer Ashlee Brnjas have excelled in routes and with turf/synthetic runners at the Woodbine meet. They will run Final Episode long for the first time while he changes surfaces in Wednesday’s eighth race on the Polytrack, a 1 1/16-mile maiden special for Ontario-sired stock.

Final Episode was 7-2 as part of an entry when he debuted against $25,000 Ontario-sired maidens on the Polytrack June 7. He raced wide throughout and made up a little ground to end up fifth in the 6 1/2-furlong sprint.

Final Episode tried the grass in a good seven-furlong maiden special June 30. A son of multiple turf stakes winner Strut the Stage, Final Episode ran on well for third, despite remaining on his left lead until late stretch. The winner, Uncatchable Fire, subsequently doubled up in allowance company, and runner-up Comtesse Crimson came right back to graduate before ending up third in an allowance.

Final Episode has worked three times leading up to Wednesday’s engagement, and will have Corey Fraser aboard again.

Sir Travis and R Paynes Repeat finished 3-4 in a 1 1/16-mile maiden special July 18, from which Stage Fright exited to earn his diploma on the turf for Colebrook.

Sir Travis broke slowly before closing very wide from off fast fractions to finish 2 1/2 lengths back on  July 18. He was previously a close second in a slowly run contest.

R Paynes Repeat made a five-wide bid on the far turn from fifth before flattening out in the final furlong July 18. He was also a minor player in his other two starts, including his debut on the dirt at Fort Erie.

Portland Point is competing around two turns for the first time, with a blend of speed and stamina in his pedigree. He was along for third in a one-mile turf event May 25 and has since finished third in a pair of Polytrack sprints. Leading rider Patrick Husbands retains the mount.

Boxoffice Material showed nothing when he debuted on the Polytrack July 7, but the 5-year-old rallied belatedly for fourth in a subsequent one-mile maiden special on grass. This will be his first start with Lasix.

Bon Jovi’s Sky is shedding the blinkers off a fade job in his July 18 seasonal debut. He performed well around two turns last summer, before tailing off a little in the fall.

Rounding out the field are Chateau King James, first-time starter Rhythm of Rock, Rock’s Caesar, and Tapping My Way.