One for Rose to Defend Maple Leaf Title

(from Woodbine report)
One for Rose, last year's Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top older filly, is back to defend her title in the $175,000 Maple Leaf (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine, a 1 ¼-mile main track event the Ontario-bred won by 6 ¼ lengths in 2003.

A lifetime earner of $905,733 from 21 starts, One for Rose has been a model of consistency throughout her racing career. She has 11 wins, including four added-money scores, and 17 top-three finishes.

The Sid Attard trainee has, in fact, only missed one check in her three years at the races.. Owned by Tucci Stables, One for Rose sports a record of 3-2-0 from seven starts this season with $348,322 in earnings.

The dark bay mare heads into this weekend's race off a second-place finish as the favorite to Maple Leaf rival Raylene in an Oct. 24 prep race. That came on the heels of a respectable fourth-place finish to high-profile Azeri in the Spinster Handicap (gr. I) on Oct. 10 at Keeneland.

One for Rose, the 7-5 morning line choice, will be paired with Emile Ramsammy for the fifth consecutive time and 13th time overall.

$175,000-added Maple Leaf Stakes, fillies and mares 3 & up, 1 1/4 miles
PP / Horse / Trainer / Jockey / Morning Line Odds
1 / Raylene / Reade Baker / Jim McAleney / 9-5
2 / Appleby Gardens / David Bell / Patrick Husbands / 6-1
3 / Clouds of Gold / Ken Parsley / Jono Jones / 7-2
4 / One for Rose / Sid Attard / Emile Ramsammy / 7-5
5 / Six Jiggles / Gord Colbourne / Simon Husbands / 12-1