Sunday, June 21, 2009
The Nomination Is In: June 21, 2009; The Queens Plate Stakes at Woodbine
That fine looking animal winning the 2008 Queens Plate is a Turk favorite, Not Bourbon, nipping Ginger Brew at the wire. Ginger Brew was sired by Milwaukee Brew, the sire of The Turk's chalk in today's race, Milwaukee Appeal. If you haven't paid attention to racing in Canada, you should, as the quality of the top horses compares very well with their American cousins. Photo courtesy of Terence Dulay.
Race 9 WO, Post Time 5:36 ET: The Queens Plate Stakes; 1 1/4 miles on fake dirt for 3 YOs foaled in Canada.
On two week's rest I'm going to back Milwaukee Appeal to win or place. The filly is 8 of 8 in the money on synthetics, with all efforts being exerted at WO. Eye of the Leopard is a classy A.P. Indy runner that much is expected of. His last effort out in the Plate Trial was a solid, gutty affair.
Rounding out the Super Ticket I'm looking for another filly, Tasty Temptation with WO jock Patrick Husbands up and a bit of a stretch with a Mike Smith guided Mr. Foricos Two U there as well.
the only alternatives I'll slide into the top four is El Brujo and Rapid Release.
Another soccer game day, but we'll give up horse racing now and then in the name of family. Happy Father's Day to all my friends, family and readers.