Royal North Stakes at Woodbine

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Royal North Stakes is on tap for this Sunday, July 29th from Woodbine Race Track in Toronto, Ontario. Horses three years old and upward will dash six furlongs on Woodbine's turf track as they chase their share of the $150,000 purse.

The Royal North has attracted a field of seven to go in race 6 on Woodbine's Sunday card. Post time is 3:37 PM. Here is a look at the seven entries and their recent results ahead of this Grade 3 stakes race.

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Roxy Gap - has a pair of wins on this track this year - the Grade 2 Hendrie Stakes last time out by 2 ½ lengths and the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes on April 22nd . Since that time she has recorded a pair of seconds - in the Grade 2 Nassau on grass to Marketing Mix and last time out at the Sweet Briar Too Stakes on July 7th. Roxy Gap had a win in the Fury Stakes, a fourth in the Woodbine Oaks and a second in the Ontario Damsel Stakes on this track in 2011 as well. She is familiar with and is very good at Woodbine but she prefers the Polytrack surface.

Atlantic Hurricane - is a Canadian champion female sprinter and is on a streak of seven wins and two third place finishes in her last nine starts - the last victory coming in an Allowance over Jenny's So Great on July 6th. Among the wins are the Grade 3 Bessarabian Stakes and the Ontario Fashion Stakes. Two races ago Atlantic Hurricane ran third in the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes here on April 22nd - that race after a five month layoff. She is a champion for a reason and will be looking to get back on the graded stakes radar this Sunday.

Jenny's So Great - was 10th in the Grade 3 Marshua's River Stakes at Gulfstream January 7th to start 2012 and has had mixed results since. She recorded a fourth in the Grade 3 Endeavour at Tampa Bay in February, followed that up with a pair of sevenths in two minor stakes races and was decent second last time out in an Allowance here on July 6th. Jenny's So Great is the defending champion in this race and enters in so-so form.

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Anywhere - will be looking for her first graded stakes win having recorded four wins and three second place finishes in seven career starts. She won the minor Ballade Stakes here on Polytrack on June 2nd and followed it up with a second in the Rainbow Connection Stakes at Fort Erie last time out in her only career start on grass.

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Dance to the Moon - has yet to place in a stakes race and hasn't won since an Allowance Optional Claiming here last September. In 2012 she has fourth place finishes in the Ballade Stakes and the Rainbow Connection Stakes last time out, a sixth in the Grade 3 Whimsical Stakes here in April and a fifth in the Zadracarta Stakes on June 16th.

Classy Zip -has placed in eight of nine starts on turf but has only one win but is coming off a very respectable second last time out in the Fort Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth. Sunday marks Classy Zip's graded staked debut.

Honey Chile - has finished third in all three of her career starts on turf and is coming off a decent fourth in the Grade 3 Chicago Handicap last time out at Arlington Park on June 30th.


2012 Royal North Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 6 on Woodbine's Sunday card with a Post Time of 3:37 PM.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Jenny's So Great L. Contreras G. de Gannes
6-1
2 Honey Chile J. Campbell W. Catalano
8-1
3 Anywhere G. Olguin R. Tiller
12-1
4 Classy Zip E. Da Silva A. Dutrow
4-1
5 Atlantic Hurricane E. Ramsammy S. Simon
8-5
6 Dance to the Moon S. Callaghan M. Doyle
20-1
7 Roxy Gap P. Husbands M. Casse
2-1

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