Last Two Durham Cup Winners Return
Photo: Michael Burns
Pool Play won the 2009 Durham Cup by one length.

Pool Play and Palladio, the last two winners of the $150,000 Durham Cup (Can-III), are both back for another try in the 1 1/8-mile Polytrack race Oct. 3 at Woodbine.

A field of six was drawn for the Durham Cup, with Southdale carrying top weight of 121 pounds based on his Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) victory earlier this season. Also in the field is 2009 Queen’s Plate winner Eye of the Leopard  .
William S. Farish’s Pool Play won the 2009 Durham Cup by one length for his lone stakes score. The 5-year-old Mark Casse trainee is winless in nine starts since then but missed by a head in the July 1 Dominion Day (Can-III) at Woodbine. Jockey Patrick Husbands will have the mount.
Haras Santa Maria de Araras’ Palladio won the 2008 Durham Cup by 1 3/4 lengths and was third last year. He closed out his 2009 campaign with a victory in the Autumn Stakes (Can-II) but is 0-for-4 this season. Richard Dos Ramos will ride for Roger Attfield, who has won the race six times.

$250,000 Durham Cup (Can-III, Race 6, 3:25 p.m.), 3 & Up, 1 1/8 Miles (Poly)
PP. Horse, Jockey, Weight, Trainer
1. Palladio (FL), R A Dos Ramos, 115, R L Attfield
2. Southdale (ON), J McAleney, 121, I Black
3. Barreling Home (FL), L Contreras, 115, S Smullen
4. Pool Play (ON), P Husbands, 117, M E Casse
5. Eye of the Leopard (ON), E R Da Silva, 117, M R Frostad
6. Stunning Stag (ON), G Olguin, 115, S C Attard

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