SQUARE EDDIE OUT UNTIL SEPTEMBER, PLATE TRIP OFF
May 29, 2009 04:30 AM
PLATE TRIAL – HERE’S YOUR PLATE!
(with the exception of a couple such as Mr. Foricos Two U)
– EDDIE IS OUT and the QUEEN’S PLATE, the 150th edition, is now wide open.
We will get a big idea of what is to happen when the TRIAL is run on Sunday with a post time of 4:35.
The morning line favourite will be EL BRUJO but the hype that maiden winner SOUTHDALE is getting (89 Beyer from his maiden win) could mean he will be the fave.
The race is a good one and while it surely takes away from the Plate with all of the main entrants in the race, it’s a good betting event (if you dare) and strategically, it will be important for jockeys and trainers to size up their runners during the race.
Look for many folks to save early and try and finish late.
STARS OF 2009 – MINE THAT BIRD, foreground, edges EL BRUJO in the Swynford Stakes. The former has won the Kentucky Derby, is it El Brujo’s turn to win big? He’s in the Plate Trial on Sunday. Photo by www.horse-races.net.
THE FIELD (COURTESY EQUIBASE)
1 El Brujo (ON) 3/G L P Husbands 126 M Pierce
2 Rapid Release (ON) 3/C L J C Jones 126 R L Attfield
3 Eastern Promise (ON) 3/C L1* J Rose 126 M R Frostad
4 Active Duty (ON) 3/G L C Fraser 126 M E Casse
5 Southdale (ON) 3/C L E Wilson 126 I Black
6 Bucephalus (ON) 3/C L T Pizarro 126 K Attard
7 Keino West (ON) 3/G L G Olguin 126 S Attard
8 Thor’s Piper (ON) 3/G L J McAleney 126 E Coatrieux
9 Costalivin (ON) 3/C L C Sutherland 126 J A Ross
10 Eye of the Leopard (ON) 3/C L E R Da Silva 126 M R Frostad
Owners: 1 – Windways Farm; 2 – Dolantori Racing; 3 – Earle I. Mack; 4 – Woodford Racing LLC; 5 – Roderick Ferguson; 6 – Knob Hill Stable; 7 – Track West Racing Inc.; 8 – Chiefswood Stable; 9 – Jam Jar Racing Stable; 10 – Sam-Son Farms
Breeders: 1 – Windways Farm Limited; 2 – Shyman Racing Stables; 3 – Kinghaven Farms Limited; 4 – Adena Springs; 5 – Rod Ferguson; 6 – Elizabeth Lickrish & Gordon Lickrish; 7 – Susan Foreman; 8 – Chiefswood Stables Limited; 9 – James T. Sabiston; 10 – Sam-Son Farm
Equipment Changes: 7 – Keino West – Blinkers On
PICTURES FOR A FRIDAY
Red-hot at FORT ERIE is trainer DARYL EZRA, tied for leading trainer and a winner at Woodbine at the meeting too… Norm Files photo.