ETOBICOKE, Ontario &ndash; Trainer Mike Keogh and owner/breeder Gustav Schickedanz already have had their downs and ups on the Canadian triple crown trail this season, with Artic Fern being sidelined just before the Queen&rsquo;s Plate and Mobil Unit coming up big with a second&#45;place finish in the Prince of Wales.On Sunday, Keogh and Schickedanz will be looking for a happy ending when Silent Wisper takes on the boys in the $500,000 Breeders&rsquo;, the 1 1/2&#45;mile turf race that is the finale of the series for Canadian&#45;bred 3&#45;year&#45;olds.Sired by Wando, who gave Keogh and Schickedanz a Canadian triple crown in 2003, Silent Wisper won one of six starts as a 2&#45;year&#45;old with that success coming in her second attempt around two turns.&ldquo;I&rsquo;d thought that she&rsquo;d break her maiden, but I wasn&rsquo;t sure what she&rsquo;d do after that,&rdquo; said Keogh, who had watched Silent Wisper finish a well&#45;beaten seventh concluding her first campaign in the 1 1/16&#45;mile Princess Elizabeth.Silent Wisper wintered with Keogh on the Schickedanz spread in South Carolina.&ldquo;She&rsquo;d trained well down there, and we kept her eligible for the [Woodbine] Oaks, but her races were a little lackluster so we scrapped that idea.&ldquo;I just don&rsquo;t think she &lsquo;Polytracks&rsquo; any more.&rdquo;After opening up her 3&#45;year&#45;old campaign with a fifth&#45;place finish in a first&#45;level allowance at seven furlongs, Silent Wisper ended well back in two 1 1/16&#45;mile races in the same classification.Keogh then turned his attention to the Woodbine turf course, the surface over which Silent Wisper had finished fifth in her only attempt as a 2&#45;year&#45;old in the seven&#45;furlong prep for the Natalma.&ldquo;She got into a speed duel there, which didn&rsquo;t work out great,&rdquo; said Keogh. &ldquo;We didn&rsquo;t learn anything from it.&rdquo;Silent Wisper&rsquo;s return to the turf has been revitalizing, however, as she finished second when racing out of her conditions in a second&#45;level allowance at 1 1/8 miles and then romped when back in her proper classification at 1 1/4 miles.Both races were contested over &ldquo;good&rdquo; surfaces, and Keogh has made no secret of the fact that he would welcome a good rainfall.No Explaining, trained by Roger Attfield, defeated Silent Wisper on the first occasion and has come back to finish an unlucky third in the Grade 2 Lake George over 1 1/16 miles of turf at Saratoga.&ldquo;She galloped out in front of Roger&rsquo;s filly that day, and in the mile and a quarter race she galloped out in front of everybody,&rdquo; said Keogh.The $250,000 Wonder Where, the 1 1/4&#45;mile turf race for Canadian&#45;bred 3&#45;year&#45;olds that is the third leg of Canada&rsquo;s triple tiara, was coming up just one week after Silent Wisper&rsquo;s last start and the decision was made to nominate the filly to the Breeders&rsquo; at a cost of $12,500.Apprentice rider Omar Moreno has ridden Silent Wisper in her last three starts and will be looking for his first stakes win in the Breeders&rsquo;.&ldquo;He gets along with her,&rdquo; said Keogh, who also believes that the front&#45;running style that Silent Wisper has displayed in her last two starts is not necessarily her only weapon.&ldquo;She doesn&rsquo;t need the lead,&rdquo; said Keogh. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not like we&rsquo;re sending her &ndash; she just comes out of there running.&rdquo;Mobil Unit pointed for Vice RegentMobil Unit, who was nominated to the Breeders&rsquo;, ran well on the grass last year with a maiden win at six furlongs, a close fourth in the Grade 3 Summer at one mile, and a third in the Cup and Saucer at 1 1/16 miles.But, after watching Mobil Unit in Fort Erie&rsquo;s 1 3/16&#45;mile Prince of Wales, Keogh elected to await a less&#45;demanding journey.&ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t think he got the trip in the Prince of Wales,&rdquo; said Keogh. &ldquo;At the eighth pole, it was looking like he was going to be fifth but he fought back.&ldquo;I was afraid that if he ran in the Breeders&rsquo; he&rsquo;d go to the lead and burn himself out.&rdquo;Mobil Unit instead is pointing for the $125,000 Vice Regent, a one&#45;mile turf race for Ontario&#45;sired 3&#45;year&#45;olds here Sept. 5 in which he would loom large.Arctic Fern still sidelinedArtic Fern, who was coming off impressive back&#45;to&#45;back wins around two turns and would have been one of the favorites for the Queen&rsquo;s Plate, emerged from his final tune&#45;up with a problem which put an end to his quest.Although a nuclear scan revealed some areas of concern, a series of X&#45;rays found nothing amiss.&ldquo;We can&rsquo;t find anything wrong with him,&rdquo; said Keogh. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s sound; he must have just bone&#45;bruised.&ldquo;We&rsquo;ll start hand&#45;walking him in the shed, and slowly start him back up. But, he&rsquo;s not going to run again here this year.&rdquo;Alphabet Kid among supplementedFillies have a history of success in the Breeders&rsquo;, with 11 having won since the race was run at its current distance since the Canadian triple crown was inaugurated in1959.Roger Attfield, who holds the record for Breeders&rsquo; Stakes wins with eight, has sent out four of those successful fillies.Attfield also took last year&rsquo;s renewal with Perfect Shower, a 46&#45;1 chance who was coming into the Breeders&rsquo; off a $25,000 maiden claiming score.His Breeders&rsquo; entrant this year, Alphabet Kid, will be making just his second lifetime start after finishing sixth in an off&#45;the&#45;turf maiden race over 1 1/4 miles here July 25 for his owner Dick Bonnycastle.&ldquo;He was disappointing first time, for sure,&rdquo; said Attfield. &ldquo;But the horse has just been working very, very well on turf.&rdquo;&ldquo;He acts like he wants to run really long, and I haven&rsquo;t been able to find a long race on turf for him.&ldquo;So, I&rsquo;m taking a real flyer. I talked to Mr. Bonnycastle and told him a I had a gut feeling that the horse might run okay. It looks like a wide&#45;open race.&rdquo;Alphabet Kid was one of five supplements to the Breeders&rsquo;, at a cost of $12,500.In addition to the previously mentioned Silent Wisper, the others supplemented were maidens Miami Deco and Vicar Street and one&#45;time winner Smart Sky.No maiden has won the Breeders&rsquo; since the Canadian triple crown was inaugurated in 1959.Last year, the 13&#45;horse field for the Breeders&rsquo; included maidens Full Throttle, Mensch, and Hisaki.