Full Mast will tangle with improving Smokem Kitten and defending King Edward winner Tower of Texas in the one-mile turf battle at Woodbine. Solemn Tribute should improve off his first 2016 start.
Tower of Texas
- Bay Colt
- Born 2011
Heart to Heart has the recent form and Long On Value is proven in the Canadian Turf, but both will have to hold off up-and-comer Divisidero and the dangerous Avanzare.
Reporting Star spoiled the return of 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) winner Bobby's Kitten Aug. 23 at Woodbine with a closing drive on the rail to win the $200,000 Play King the Stakes (Can-IIT).
Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) winner Bobby's Kitten is expected to make his first start of the season Aug. 23 in the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine.
Tower of Texas stormed up the rail and won the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) in his turf debut June 21 at Woodbine.
Richard and Nancy Kaster's Excaper is the lone graded winner in the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) at Woodine June 21, when he will face six relatively inexperienced rivals in the mile turf test.
Synthetic track standout We Miss Artie will break from post 6 as the 8-5 morning line choice in a field of 15 for the $1 million Queen's Plate, Canada's most famous horse race, July 6 at Woodbine.
Back on Polytrack after a 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, We Miss Artie took charge in upper stretch and held off a tenacious Majestic Sunset to win the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.
|Trainer||Roger L. Attfield|
|Jockey||Eurico Rosa Da Silva|
|Owner||Thomas F. Van Meter II and Scott Dilworth|
|Breeder||Anderson Farms (Ontario) Inc. & Rod Ferguson|
|Tower of Texas View Five-Cross Pedigree||Street Sense||Street Cry (IRE)|
|Rare Opportunity||Danzig Connection|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Scott & Evan Dilworth||Anderson Farms, agent||$195,000|
|Yearling||VanMeter Sales, agent||($90,000)|
|Two-year-old||McKathan Bros., agent||($150,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.