MAUNTAH: Dream comes true for Attard at Woodbine


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This was Moira’s day. And for coach Kevin Attard, his Plate dream lastly got here true. However Mark Casse had a fairly first rate Queen’s Plate as nicely.

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The double Corridor-of-fame coach discovered his Plate horses a month in the past when Certain for Certain and Corridor of Desires completed 1-2 within the Plate Trial. And whereas Moira wasn’t letting anybody near her crown, Casse did take pleasure in a 2-3 end, this time with Corridor of Desires getting the higher of the 2.

Corridor of Desires, with Patrick Husbands aboard, raced close to the again, circled many of the subject, and was the one horse except for the winner who was nonetheless operating nicely on the end. Sir for Certain, ridden by first-time Plate participant Declan Carroll, raced nearer to the tempo and was capable of outlast the 2 early pacesetters and the remainder of the sector.

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As for the remainder of the sector, Ironstone completed fourth, main the sector on the high of the stretch earlier than Moira’s swoop. Rondure, who ended out being despatched because the 3-2 favourite, by no means contended and completed a disappointing sixth.

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Dancin in Da’nile raced nicely to complete fifth. Hunt Grasp, Duke of Love, The Minkster, Causin’ Mayhem, and Shamateur rounded out the finishers.

GATE TO WIRE: Casse received two of the three undercard stakes on Saturday. Filo di Arianna, educated by Casse for proprietor Gary Barber, tuned up for subsequent month’s Woodbine Mile in gate-to-wire style, profitable the $200,000 King Edward Stakes. Ridden by Kazushi Kimura, Filo di Arianna took the lead early within the mile turf race and regardless of having firm in 2021 Woodbine Mile winner City Cruise, he was by no means actually rushed.

Within the stretch, he pulled away from that rival and was by no means actually challenged, profitable by two lengths over a late-running Harlan Property for his sixth win in eight profession begins.

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Bred in Brazil, Filo di Arianna received three races by large margins in that nation earlier than coming to Canada in 2021. He received impressively on July 3 then three weeks later, impressed once more within the Connaught Cup. The six-year-old son of Drosselmeyer is predicted to be pointed to the Sept. 17 mile.

HEAD BOB: Casse additionally received the $200,000 Canadian Stakes in heart-stopping style. Fev Rover, who Casse acquired earlier this 12 months after being primarily based in his native Eire, outlasted Crystal Cliffs to get the higher of a head-bob on the wire.

Ridden by Husbands, Fev Rover sat second early within the 1 1/8-mile race behind pacesetter Angelou. She took the lead across the flip however within the stretch, Crystal Cliffs raced as much as take her on. The 2 went at it nose-to-nose for the ultimate furlong proper to the wire. It was so shut that jockey Rafael Hernandez pumped his arm as if he thought he obtained the nod, however it went the opposite method.

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It was the third win in 13 begins for the Fev Rover, who made her North American debut on with a second-place end within the Dance Neatly Stakes on July 24.

After the race, Casse, now primarily based within the U.S. however again visiting the racetrack the place he has been a dominant determine for 3 many years, estimated that he and Husbands have received about 1,500 races collectively.

“I can nonetheless keep in mind the primary couple of horses he rode for me and all people would ask me why are you using Patrick Husbands,” Casse stated. “And I stated he’s an awesome rider.”

“After which it obtained to a degree of ‘why aren’t you using Patrick Husbands”

DOUBLING UP: Hazelbrook put herself within the dialog for year-end honors by profitable the $125,000 Candy Briar Too Stakes.

Ridden by Jason Hoyte, Hazelbrook sat simply off the early velocity in the beginning of the 6 ½-furlong race. Hoyte swung her large across the flip and within the stretch, grinded by the pacesetters for her second consecutive stakes win. Past Mybudget, one in all three horses within the race educated by Casse, completed second.

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“The 2 horse broke on high of me so I simply waited,” stated Hoyte, who has ridden at Woodbine the previous three years after spending practically a decade as a neighborhood train rider. “She’s an enormous, large fighter. She by no means provides up, all the time retains attempting.”

The four-year-old daughter of Bayern narrowly captured the Hendrie Stakes on July 24. Some well being points have restricted her racing however she now has a file of 5 wins from seven profession begins.

“She had some points along with her abdomen and we’ve been to the clinic just a few instances,” coach Lorne Richards stated.

ELSEWHERE: Nice Escape obtained the higher of stablemate Purple Knobs to win the $200,000 Canadian Derby at Century Mile on Saturday night time. Each horses are educated by Robertino Diodoro. Additionally Saturday, Sintra gave P.E.I. native driver Anthony MacDonald one in all his biggest racing thrills, profitable the $100,000 Gold Cup and Saucer at Purple Shores Charlottetown.

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