Sam-Son Farm's Silver Ticket was as good as gold in capturing the $331,800 King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.
After winning his fourth King Edward title, trainer Mark Frostad acknowledged how difficult the 1 1/8-mile turf test figured."I thought it was a pretty tough race with the shippers (Silver Tree and Golden Commander) and Mobil, he's a monster," Frostad said. "I wasn't confident going in. I was really pleased with the result. He (Silver Ticket) needed the first two starts. I think he was at his best today."Under Todd Kabel, Silver Ticket stalked moderate fractions of :24 4/5, :48 and 1:12 before unleashing a furious four-wide rally on the sweeping turn of the E.P. Taylor Turf Course.The gelded son of Silver Deputy was full of run in late stretch, winning by 2 3/4 lengths in 1:47.54 over Mobil and stable-mate Colorful Judgment, who was another head back in third.Grade II winner Silver Tree and track record holder Golden Commander shipped in with credentials that made them first and second choice in the wagering, respectively. In the end, neither hit the board in the five-horse field, from which Caesarion and Rainbows For Luck were scratched. Frostad was pleased with the performance of Colorful Judgment, who set the pace and re-rallied in deep stretch to finish third, just a head behind second-place finisher Mobil.Silver Ticket returned $11.50, $5.10, $3.20 across the board. Second-place finisher Mobil paid $4.10 and $2.80, completing a $46.50 exacta. Colorful Judgment returned $4.60.(Chart, Equibase)