Tribal Belle goes after her first stakes score in the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 5 at Woodbine.
Owned by Canvasback Farms and trained by Terry Jordan, the British Columbia-bred heads into the seven-furlong Seaway off a career-best effort, a 10-length romp as the favorite in a six-furlong Polytrack race on June 24 at the Toronto oval. A field of nine is entered in the Seaway, a synthetic track test for fillies and mares. Tribal Belle, a 4-year-old daughter of Tribunal, is the 3-1 morning line choice.
Tribal Belle has seven wins from 12 starts, including five wins and one second from eight races at Woodbine. Jim McAleney will climb aboard her for the ninth time. They will break from the rail.
Also expected to take quite a bit of action are Simply Splendid and Authenicat.
Simply Splendid, a 4-year-old Maria's Mon filly, won an undercard stakes on Dominion Day at Woodbine July 8 and was most recently second to Glitter Rox in the Belle Mahone Stakes Aug. 15. The Gail Cox trainee has won four of eight starts over Woodbine's Polytrack and never been off the board.
The multiple stakes winner Authenicat, trained by Josie Carroll for Vinery Stables and Fog City Stables, won Woodbine's Ballade in June and was most recently third in the Victoriana on the turf Aug 16. The 4-year-old daughter of D'wildcat has won six of 16 races at Woodbine, finishing in the money in 14 of them. Carroll also entered Foxy Danseur, a stakes winner in Southern California making her initial start at Woodbine for owner Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings.
$150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III, Race 8, 4:24 p.m.), Fillies & Mares 3 & Up, 7 Furlongs (All Weather)
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer, ML Odds
1. Tribal Belle (BC), J McAleney, 115, T Jordan, 3/1
2. Verdana Bold (KY), E Ramsammy, 115, D J Vella, 15/1
3. Saskawea (ON), J C Jones, 117, S Attard, 8/1
4. Simply Splendid (KY), T Pizarro, 117, G Cox, 7/2
5. Foxy Danseur (KY), P Husbands, 115, J Carroll, 8/1
6. Exotic Bloom (FL), E Wilson, 117, F J Seitz, 12/1
7. Crown of Diamonds (KY), C Sutherland, 115, E G Harty, 8/1
8. Amazing (FL), T Kabel, 115, B A Lynch, 12/1
9. Authenicat (ON), R C Landry, 119, J Carroll, 4/1