July 2nd, 2017 − Woodbine

Queen's Plate


 

 

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POST HORSE/SIRE ODDS LAST RACE COMMENTS BY RON GIERKINK AND ALEX CAMPBELL
1 Channel Maker 4-1 G3 Marine Stakes, 5/28 RG: Made quite a splash in his first start on the Tapeta when second behind the favored Souper Tapit in the Grade 3 Marine.
  by English Channel   2nd by 2, 91 AC: He was the top finisher among the three Queen's Plate contenders in the Grade 3 Marine, earning a career-best 91 Beyer in the process.
  Owner: Joey Gee Thoroughbreds, Wachtel Stable, and Gary Barber; Trainer: William Mott; Jockey: Rafael Hernandez      
         
2 Guy Caballero 10-1 Plate Trial Stakes, 6/11 RG: It was a fine training job by Catherine Day Phillips to have this gelding ready to win the Plate Trial in his second race of the year.
  by Quality Road   1st by 1/2, 84 AC: He handled the strech-out to 1 1/8 miles in the Plate Trial and should be able to go even farther in the Queen's Plate.
  Owner: Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry; Trainer: Catherine Day Phillips; Jockey: Jose Ortiz      
         
3 Holy Helena 3-1 Woodbine Oaks, 6/11 RG: Won the Woodbine Oaks convincingly in just her third career start; the best might be yet to come from the Stronach homebred.
  by Ghostzapper   1st by 1, 90 AC: The morning-line favorite could become the seventh filly to complete the Woodbine Oaks-Queen's Plate double.
  Owner: Stronach Stables; Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens; Jockey: Luis Contreras      
         
4 Spirit of Caledon 50-1 Allowance, 6/4 RG: He raced four wide most of the way when third behind Watch Me Strut in a June 4 allowance-optional claimer.
  by Mike Fox   3rd by 1 3/4, 72 AC: He was supplemented to the Queen's Plate after his third-place finish in an allowance race on June 4, where he earned a 72 Beyer.
  Owner: Copper Water Thoroughbred Company Ltd.; Trainer: Pat Parente; Jockey: Jerome Lermyte      
         
5 Inflexibility 10-1 Woodbine Oaks, 6/11 RG: Chad Brown trainee was shuffled back in traffic on the far turn before closing belatedly when favored in the Woodbine Oaks.
  by Scat Daddy   3rd by 7, 78 AC: She may have been closer to Holy Helena in the Woodbine Oaks without the trouble she faced on the turn.
  Owner: Klaravich Stables Inc. and William Lawrence; Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Javier Castellano      
         
6 King and His Court 5-1 Plate Trial Stakes, 6/11 RG: Reigning Canadian champion 2yo took the Wando Stakes before going inside to finish a close second in the Plate Trial.
  by Court Vision   2nd by 1/2, 83 AC: He didn't show his usual kick in the stretch in the Plate Trial, but still ran well enough to be a close second.
  Owner: Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable; Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Gary Boulanger      
         
7 State of Honor 8-1 Plate Trial Stakes, 6/11 RG: Florida Derby runner-up weakened late after setting an honest pace to finish a somewhat disappointing third in the Plate Trial.
  by To Honor and Serve   3rd by 3/4, 82 AC: He'll become the fifth horse in the last 50 years to run in both the Kentucky Derby and Queen's Plate, and should be on the lead.
  Owner: Conrad Farms; Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Patrick Husbands      
         
8 Malibu Secret 20-1 G3 Marine Stakes, 5/28 RG: Lightly raced Sam-Son Farm runner has been working well since running third in the Marine.
  by Malibu Moon   3rd by 7 3/4, 80 AC: He faced a bit of trouble in the stretch in the G3 Marine, but still has plenty of upside.
  Owner: Sam-Son Farm; Trainer: Malcolm Pierce; Jockey: Alan Garcia      
         
9 Megagray 30-1 G3 Marine Stakes, 5/28 RG: Wound up third in his stakes debut following a winter layoff in the Wando, and was a distant fourth in the Marine.
  by Langfuhr   4th by 8 1/2, 79 AC: He earned a career-best 79 Beyer over 1 1/16 miles in the Marine and trainer Mike Keogh is confident he'll handle the added distance.
  Owner: Gustav Schickedanz; Trainer: Michael Keogh; Jockey: Jesse Campbell      
         
10 Vaughan 50-1 Maiden Special Weight, 6/18 RG: Nicely bred maiden is by City Zip and out of 2010 Canadian Broodmare of the Year Destroy.
  by City Zip   3rd by 6 1/2, 64 AC: He improved in his last start when third over a yielding turf course and will be adding blinkers in the Queen's Plate.
  Owner: RCC Racing Stable Ltd.; Trainer: John Mattine; Jockey: Slade Callaghan      
         
11 Aurora Way 6-1 Maiden Special Weight, 6/10 RG: Was a professional maiden winner at first asking going long June 10, when he earned a solid 81 Beyer Speed Figure.
  by Giant's Causeway   1st by 4, 81 AC: He burst on the Queen's Plate trail with a big win in his career debut, giving Chiefswood Stable two Queen's Plate contenders.
  Owner: Chiefswood Stable; Trainer: Stuart Simon; Jockey: Julien Leparoux      
         
12 Tiz a Slam 10-1 Plate Trial Stakes, 6/11 RG: The Plate winter book favorite came on belatedly for fourth in the nine-furlong Trial for which he didn't seem to be cranked up.
  by Tiznow   4th by 1 3/4, 81 AC: Trainer Roger Attfield could record his record ninth Queen's Plate victory with a win on Sunday.
  Owner: Chiefswood Stable; Trainer: Roger Attfield; Jockey: Eurico Da Silva      
         
13 Watch Me Strut 30-1 Allowance, 6/4 RG: After getting bumped at the break, he mounted a strong wide rally to win a recent allowance in his first two-turn start.
  by Strut the Stage   1st by 1 1/2, 76 AC: He blew by his rivals in the stretch to win an allowance on June 4 and should handle the added distance.
  Owner: Kingfield Racing Stable Ltd. and George Ledson; Trainer: Catherine Day Phillips; Jockey: David Moran