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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Woodbine Mile comin up

Heavy rain since Tuesday evening in the Toronto area will ensure there will be no grass racing this evening at Woodbine and perhaps Thursday and Friday. The turf will likely have a bit of ‘cut’ to it on Mile day, Sunday, Sept, 17.
That’s not good news for European Ad Valorem, the Aidan O’Brien trainee who loves a firmer course. The impeccably bred Danzig colt figures to be one of the betting favourites and has Patrick Husbands, a close friend o f the colt’s Euro-jockey Kieran Fallon, on board.
Interesting that Ron McAnally or his assistant Dan Landers, both reluctant to talk about their Mile entrant Sweet Return on Tuesday, will be coming east for the race. The 6-year-old horse is heading to Brian Lynch’s barn.
One of the faves, Remarkable News, has never raced on anything but firm turf and so many of the other entrants are unproven over off turf.
Another possible favourite, Three Valleys, the Juddmonte homebred, has never raced on yielding or soft turf.
Should be interesting - a field of 13 or 14 is expected for the Mile, a $1,000,000 (Can.) race.

Other Tuesday notes:

Todd Pletcher, who sends a lot of horses to Woodbine for big races, recently said Go Deputy (2nd in the Man o' War last weekend) will come for the Pattison Canadian International next month.

Chiefswood Farm paid $475,000 for an A.P. Indy filly on the second day of the Keeneland sale yesterday. The Krembil family also bought a filly by first-year sire Harlan’s Holiday out of the Easy Goer mare Fair Settlement for $250,000.

A Canadian-bred filly by Theatrical out of Queen’s Plate winner La Lorgnette’s sister Schonnbrunn sold for $560,000 by Hill ‘n’ Dale to Castle Farm. Jim and Alice Sapara picked up a Forestry filly out of Canadian stakes winner Extend for $170,000.


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