ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Trainer Steve Attard has high hopes for Keino West in next Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate.\nBut Attard's first order of business is this Sunday's $100,000 Zadracarta, and his stable star, Saskawea, should be the horse to beat in the six-furlong turf race for Ontario-foaled fillies and mares.\nSaskawea won the Avowal, an overnight stakes at seven furlongs on turf here last Sept. 27, and finished up her campaign with a solid second-place finish in the Grade 3, seven-furlong Bessarabian on Nov. 23.\nIn her only outing this season, Saskawea was in touch early but flattened out to finish 6 1/2 lengths behind the winner in the Grade 3, 6 1/2-furlong Hendrie.\n"She was one good work short," said Attard. "She definitely needed the race.\n"Six furlongs is a little on the short side for her, but I think the grass will make up for it. She should be very tough in here - she's doing fantastic."\nJono Jones retains the mount on Saskawea, who is the 124-pound co-highweight.\nThe Zadracarta drew 10 entrants, but four of those - Bent Attorney, Executive Flight, Krz Exec, and London Snow - also were entered in Saturday's Ballade, a six-furlong race for Ontario-sired fillies and mares.\nWith or without the presence of any member of that quartet, Saskawea's main rival in the Zadracarta figures to be Dance to My Tune, a 5-year-old trained by Mark Casse.\nDance to My Tune won a pair of stakes here for her former trainer, Dave Cotey, but was sold privately to Overbrook Farm last fall.\n"She's training really well," said Casse. "I've been trying to run her, but nothing's really went for her."\nAfter finishing sixth in her first start for her new connections, a fourth-level allowance at one mile on turf at Keeneland on Oct. 23, Dance to My Tune was given the winter off and returned with a close fourth-place finish in a classified allowance over the same distance and surface on April 18.\n"Everything went against her that day," said Casse. "She probably should have won by a couple of lengths."\nDance to My Tune has never run in a race shorter than 6 1/2 furlongs, and Casse acknowledges that the Zadracarta distance could work against her.\n"Can she get up going six furlongs?" asked Casse, rhetorically. "If the turf had a little give to it, that would help."\nCostalivin works with Plate as goal\nCostalivin worked six furlongs in 1:12 under apprentice jockey/exercise rider Melanie Giddings here Friday morning in his final tune-up for a possible appearance in the 1 1/4-mile Queen's Plate.\n"He relaxed for the first part, and was strongest the last part of the work," said John Ross, who trains Costalivin for the Jam Jar Racing Stable of Bud and Jackie Reynolds. "If everything looks good, I'll go on to the Plate with him. I'm looking for him to tell me."\nCostalivin is coming off a seventh-place finish in the 1 1/8-mile Plate Trial, where he wound up on the lead through slow fractions and was beaten 6 1/2 lengths.\n"It was hard for me to get a gauge on him, the way that race unfolded," said Ross. "In both races he won at a mile and a sixteenth, he came from off the pace. He likes to put in one run."\nRoss has made some changes in Costalivin's equipment.\n"I put a stronger bit on him," said Ross. "He can be too aggressive. This will help give his rider a little more control, and take him back off the pace."\nTriactor takeouts changing\nThe Woodbine Entertainment Group will be adjusting its triactor takeout, effective Wednesday, with the rate on live races dropping from 28.3 percent to 27 percent.\nMost live takeout rates here include 0.8 percent for the federal government, 0.5 percent for the provincial government, and 2 percent for the horsemen to be applied to purses. The exception is the triactor, where another 2 percent levy is added to fund Ontario's Horse Improvement Program.\n"The triactor is our single largest pool," said Steve Mitchell, a senior vice president and the chief financial officer for Woodbine Entertainment. "It makes up 20.5 percent of our live Thoroughbred handle and 23 percent of our Thoroughbred simulcast handle."\nWhile the live triactor rate is dropping, triactor rates for a number of simulcast locations that use the TrackNet group - a partnership between Magna Entertainment Corp. and Churchill Downs Inc. - as their negotiator will be increasing to 27 percent. Variable triactor takeout rates will continue to apply for other simulcast properties, beginning with 25 percent, but sometimes higher depending on the host track.\nMitchell said the takeout increases are necessary to help offset an increase of almost $1 million in new simulcast costs.\nThe tracks affected are Arlington Park, Thoroughbred sites in California, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park, and Pimlico. California regulations also mandate an additional 0.5 percent on their triactor pools.\nCBC to air Queen's Plate documentary\nThe Woodbine Entertainment Group's broadcast department, in collaboration with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., has produced a documentary to mark the Queen's Plate's 150th anniversary.\n"Queen's Plate: History, Heritage and Hope" was to air for the first time on Saturday on the CBC's main network and will be repeated on other networks on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.\nDetails are available on Woodbine's Queen's Plate website, queensplate.com.