Forte de Marmi won the 2013 Singspiel Stakes.

Forte de Marmi won the 2013 Singspiel Stakes.

Michael Burns

Forte Dei Marmi Mounts Singspiel Defense

Sovereign Award-winning grass horse of 2013 returns to July 6 test he aced last year.

Grade I winner Forte Dei Marmi, Canada's Sovereign Award-winning grass horse of 2013, heads a field of six entered for the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT) July 6 at Woodbine.

Winner of the 1 1/2-mile turf event last year for owner Stella Perdomo, the 8-year-old gelded son of Selkirk carries high weight of 125 pounds with Eurico Rosa Da Silva in the irons. Trainer Roger Attfield sent him to a fourth-place finish in the May 24 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs in his most recent start. Winless in three tries this year, Forte Dei Marmi looks back to last September and a score in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) for his last win.

Attfield also has Charles Fipke's homebred Perfect Timber , runner-up in the Northern Dancer by a gaining neck last year, in the Singspiel. An allowance-winning son of Perfect Soul , the 5-year-old horse has not won since taking a Woodbine allowance on the all-weather track last June. He was sixth in the Louisville Handicap last time out. Chantal Sutherland Kruse rides as part of a 118-pound assignment from the 3 hole.

Trainer Mark Casse has 2013 Plate Trial Stakes victor Dynamic Sky , who also took that year's Pasco Stakes before finishing second to Falling Sky by a neck in the Sam F. Davis (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs. Third in the 2013 Queen's Plate, the 4-year-old Sky Mesa  colt was the adjudged winner of a June 15 allowance going 1 1/4 miles on the Polytrack in his most recent start. Patrick Husbands rides from post 4; Dynamic Sky carries 122.

Rounding out the field are Canadian grade III winner Quaesitor and allowance winners Hampstead Heath and Aldous Snow.

$150,000-added Singspiel Stakes (Can-IIIT, Race 9, approximate post 4:18 p.m. EDT), 3YOs & Up, 1 1/2 miles (turf)
PP, Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Hampstead Heath (ON), L. Contreras, 118, B A Lynch
2. Quaesitor (ON), G. Olguin, 122, I Howard
3. Perfect Timber (ON), C. Sutherland Kruse, 118, R L Attfield
4. Dynamic Sky (ON), P. Husbands, 122, M E Casse
5. Forte Dei Marmi (GB), E. R. Da Silva, 125, R L Attfield
6. Aldous Snow (ON), J. Castellano, 118, M Pierce