POST POSITIONS WERE CHOSEN YESTERDAY in a very entertaining, somewhat warm, trackside tent at Woodbine. Big turnout (better than the Barbecue, nice to see some jockeys come this time) and a light, breezy and fast moving post position draw. Would probably cut down the length of the interview of the special guest – Alex Anthopoulos was great but it was too long…deadlines to meet!
Everyone seemed happy with their posts, Roger Attfield seems quietly confident, no one will be around for QUEEN’SPLATEKITTEN until Sunday (the colt arrives today) and the filly INGLORIOUS is a popular topic. Owner Vern Dubinsky told THOROUGHBLOG yesterday when asked “Are you nervous, excited, anxious”?
He said, ‘all of those, I have not slept for more than 3 hours each night’.
More coverage to come but here are the posts:
152ND QUEEN’S PLATE; Sunday, June 26, WOODBINE RACETRACK, Purse $1,000,000; 1 ¼ miles; 3-year-olds; foaled in Canada; post time 5:38 p.m. (10th race); TV: CBC 4:30-6 p.m.
Post Position Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
1 IMHOTEP Todd Pletcher Emile Ramsammy 30-1
2 CURGONE Greg De Gannes Garrett Gomez 50-1
3 OH CANADA Robert Tiller Emma-Jayne Wilson 10-1
4 ONE BIG GATOR John Ross Jim McAleney 30-1
5 PENDER HARBOUR Mike DePaulo Chantal Sutherland 12-1
6 HEAD HONCHO Catherine Day Phillips Jono Jones 30-1
7 STRIKE OIL Mark Casse Willie Martinez 15-1
8 OKIYAMA John Mattine Jesse Campbell 30-1
9 INGLORIOUS Josie Carroll Luis Contreras 9-2
10 ENDURING STAR Mark Casse Robby Albarado 30-1
11 OJIBWAY SIGNAL David Bell Justin Stein 50-1
12 SEAWATCH Josie Carroll Slade Callaghan 20-1
13 CHECK YOUR SOUL Roger Attfield Patrick Husbands 3-1
14 QUEEN’SPLATEKITTEN Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 7-2
15 HIPPOLYTUS Mark Casse Tyler Pizzaro 30-1
16 BOWMAN’S CAUSEWAY Chad Brown Eurico Rosa Da Silva 6-1
17 MAPLE LEAF KITTEN Joe Woodard Omar Moreno 50-1