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Monday, November 20, 2006

6 of 7 pays, $158,000 Carryover Wed. night

Lots of buzz for the thoroughbreds at Woodbine these days - the racing is super and the Pick 7 carryover has reached $158,000.
And there's only 3 weeks of racing left!
Six of seven was the winning ticket Sunday (only one favourite won, Sealy Hill) - this corner and her partners had 5 (drat!).
Wednesday's 8 race card is a tricky one since the level of runners is on the low are some possibilities for the 7 races that make up the Pick 7:

Race 2 - Kain's Deed, Geniver, Just Fine
Race 3 - Etain
Race 4 - Free and Even, Queenly Luck
Race 5 - Zip N' Zap, Fabulous Gem
Race 6 - Dutch Beauty (longshot Royal Mischief, lone speed?)
Race 7 - Woodland
Race 8 - Highland Jewel, Spicey Dish, One Way Fortune

SEALY HILL stamped herself a classic contender for the top 3yo filly races in canada next year with a super win in the Glorious Song Stakes Sunday. A maiden winner in her 2nd career starts with a 91 Beyer, she posted an 86 in the stake win while geared down. Owned and bred by Eugene Melnyk, Sealy Hill could be a finalist for champion 2yo filly in a weak division.
MAIN EXECUTIVE won another stakes race for sprinters and put himself in the hunt for champion sprinter when he beat Judith's Wild Rush in the Keneedy Road Stakes earlier on the card. Toe grabs, rcently approved for use on the Polytrack, have helped this speedster take a hold of the tricky surface.

Woodbine Slots Cup (Grade 3) winner True Metropolitan earned a 96 Beyer Figure for his victory and the Florida bred should win champion older horse.

Speaking of Sovereign Awards - voting for horses and horsemen will begin Nov. 25/26.
This is what the results could look like at the Dec. 16 awards:
2yo filly - Midnight Shadow
2yo colt - Leonnatus Anteas
3yo colt - Shillelagh Slew or Edenwold
3yo filly - Kimchi
Older Horse - True Metropolitan
Older Mare - Financingavailable
Turf Horse - Sky Conqueror
Turf Female Arravale
Sprinter - Judiths Wild Rush
Horse of the Year - Arravale
Owner - ????
Trainer - Reade Baker, Sid Attard or Mark Casse
Breeder - ???
Jockey - Jim McAleney or Todd Kabel
Apprentice - Emma Jayne Wilson


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