Tepin gallops at Woodbine the morning of Sept. 15

Tepin gallops at Woodbine the morning of Sept. 15

Michael Burns

Tepin Trains Well on Woodbine Tapeta

Settles in for Sept. 17 Woodbine Mile bid

Champion Tepin went out for light training over Woodbine's newly installed Tapeta main track at 6 a.m. EDT the morning of Sept. 15 under exercise rider Jason Hoyte, after arriving from New York a little after 5 p.m. one day prior.

The oustanding turf female of 2015, known as the "Queen of the Turf," brings a seven-race win streak into the Sept. 17 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT). She will make her Canadian debut in the one-turn turf mile, seeking her sixth grade I score for owner Robert Masterson and trainer Mark Casse.

"She settled in perfect, as expected," said assistant trainer Norm Casse. "That's one of the things that makes her so special. She can go and do these things and never miss a beat. She was really happy yesterday and seems really happy this morning.

"I just wanted her to go out there and warm up a little bit and show a little of that energy she's been showing at Saratoga the past month. She looked really good."

Hoyte, a Barbados native and go-to exercise rider for Casse, was pleased to be reunited with Tepin.

"It was so nice to get on her. I haven't been on her since she was a 2-year-old," said Hoyte. "I can feel it in her that she has matured a lot. It's nice to get back on her. She was nice and relaxed."

Tepin will train Sept. 16 ahead of her Woodbine turf debut.

"Tomorrow she'll do an abbreviated gallop. The day before they run they always do a shorter gallop. So, she'll just go straight off and gallop a mile," Casse said.