ERNFOLD STARTS YEAR WITH A BANG
Woodbine Oaks contender ERNFOLD won her 3yo debut yesterday at Keeneland, taking a 9 furlong grass allowance by 1 1/2 lengths with an 80 Beyer Figure.
The Stormy Atlantic – Wynyward filly, bred by Jim and Alice Sapara, is owned by Jim and Susan HIll, who watched the filly finish 3rd in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes last year in a super 2yo season under trainer Reade Baker.
Curiously, the filly was taken away from Baker this year and given to Roger Attfield.
Ernfold is one of 2 Canadian-bred fillies for the Oaks for the Hills, who won with Platinum Exchange on Sunday at Woodbine, a Brian Lynch trainee.
ERNFOLD is a $100,000 yearling purchase.
QUEEN’S PLATE HOPEFULS TODAY AT KEENELAND
MOBILIZER and MACALLAN could add their names to a light list of serious Queen’s Plate contenders with a good showing in a 1 3/16 mile maiden race at Keeneland today.
The former was 2nd in his debut a couple of weeks ago for Stronach Stables and trainer Roger Attfield.
The latter is a Chiefswood Farm homebred who broke slowly in his lone main track race last year as a 2yo and is 1st time Lasix for this outing.
Mobilizer is by Motivatror and Macallan is by El Prado.
SOUTHDALE GETTING CLOSE TO A RACE
Here he works 5 furlongs in 1:01 as he gets ready for his comeback after being injured on the Queen’s Plate trail last spring:
SOUTHDALE, by Street Cry, is owned by Rod Ferguson and trained by Ian Black.
You can also see yesterday’s big workout by stakes winner AWESOME RHYTHM, 6 furlongs in 1:14 3/5, on this page where more and more workout videos are available, a super product for bettors.
SOUTHDALE and Emma-Jayne Wilson – photo by Dave Landry
DAY TWO-THREE – OBS SALE
Canadians who bought:
307 08 C. SONGANDAPRAYER /QUEEN OF MONEY DAVID ROWBOTHAM 28,000
SAB SALES (SCOTT A. BERGSRUD), AGENT X
310 08 C. HALO’S IMAGE /RAIRE HOPE BEAR STABLES 25,000
NIALL BRENNAN STABLES, AGENT X
372 08 F. ALKE /SAHTAW PRINCESS NATHAN SQUIRES 1,200
W. PHILIPIAN, AGENT
387 08 C. IMPERIALISM /SATIN SPLASH BRIAN LYNCH 25,000
MAYBERRY FARM, AGENT I
493 08 C. BLUEGRASS CAT /STAR OF GLORY BEAR STABLES 32,000
NIALL BRENNAN STABLES, AGENT XVII
503 08 F. PICO CENTRAL (BRZ)/STORM PROSPECT DAVID ROWBOTHAM 58,000
FLYING FISH, AGENT I
515 08 C. GREATNESS /SUDDEN MISCHIEF BRIAN LYNCH 45,000
EDDIE WOODS, AGENT LX
532 08 F. A P VALENTINE /SWEET SO N’ SO NATHAN SQUIRES 1,000
WESTON, INC., AGENT I
590 08 C. FIRE SLAM /TOUCH THE FUTURE BEAR STABLES 80,000
LOUIS ROSS, AGENT
754 08 C. INDIAN OCEAN /ART’S SUGAR BEAR STABLES 32,000
838 08 F. PURE PRIZE /CACTUS BELLE MARK CASSE, AGT. 110,000
M & H TRAINING AND SALES, AGENT I
853 08 C. PROUD ACCOLADE /CATOMARIA BEAR STABLES 37,000
LYNNE BOUTTE, AGENT II
This gal by Silent Name is standing at attention – perhaps looking for attention. She is out of RING STAR and a half sister to stakes winner SOLITAIRE, foaled on Feb 18 at Ballycroy Training Centre for Bill Hicks and Steve Kemp.