E.P. Taylor Stakes 2014 at Woodbine

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes comes our way from a busy Woodbine in Toronto, Ontario this Sunday, October 19. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be featured when they saddle up and go 1 1/4 miles on Woodbine's main track searching for the winner's portion of the $500,000 purse.

A strong field of eight older females have been confirmed for the E.P. Taylor Stakes - race 10 on Woodbine's stacked Sunday card. Post time is 5:41 PM. Let's take a peek into the past performances of all eight entries for this Grade 1 stakes.

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2014 E.P. Taylor Stakes Race Favorite Entries

Just The Judge - Irish bred filly and Irish Classic winner had 11 starts at home with four wins, a second and three third place finishes before debuting with a third in the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington August 16 - making it three straight third place finishes ahead of this race - one being the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh June 29. Other notable results include a nice victory in the 2013 Group 1 Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas and a runner-up performance to Sky Lantern in a Group 1 race in England. She looks for her first win since May, 2013 this Sunday however. Justin Spencer has the mount aboard the 7-5 morning line favorite from gate 3 Sunday as Just the Judge tunes up for the Breeders' Cup in a couple of week's time.

Deceptive Vision - Malcolm Pierce trained filly raced in stakes company for the first time May 25 and finished a decent third behind Solid Appeal in the Grade 2 Nassau Stakes on this track and followed that with a nice second in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes on this track July 6 and a win last time out in the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes September 14. Before that she won three of four career starts - finishing second in the other. Deceptive Vision has placed in all seven career starts with three wins and has steadily improved in her graded stakes starts to date. She has been terrific on this track and has to be in the conversation Sunday. Eurico Rosa Da Silva will be in the saddle from gate 6 at 2-1 odds.

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Odeliz - Irish bred filly makes her North American debut Sunday after 14 starts at home produced three wins, four seconds and three third place finishes. Last time out was a third in a Stakes race at Gowran Park September 21 after a second, a fourth, and another second and a third respectively in similar races at home. She has placed in four of her last five starts but looks for her first win in over a year Sunday - from post with Ryan Moore aboard. She is currently listed as the 4-1 morning line third choice.

Angel Terrace - Jonathan Sheppard trained mare had two seconds and two third place finishes in six starts last year with her career highlight in 2012- a win in the Grade 3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes. She enters off a nice win in the minor Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon Stakes September 24 which followed a fifth in the minor Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes August 3, a third in the minor Northern Fling Stakes in July and a tenth in her last graded stakes race - the Grade 3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland in April. Angel Terrace has placed in four of her last six starts (a win and three thirds) and off her first victory in two years should be a confident entry. Florent Geroux will be in the saddle Sunday from post 2 at 12-1 on the morning line.

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Royal Fury - Brian Lynch trained mare has 26 career starts with five wins, four seconds and six third place finishes. She is coming off a trio of good seconds - in the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes behind Deceptive Vision last time out on this track September 14, in the Grade 3 Ontario Matron Stakes here in July and in the minor Trillium Stakes here June 14. This followed an Allowance score on this track in May and a fourth in the Powder Break Stakes at Gulfstream in April. Royal Fury looks to be in the best form of her career off a win and three second place finishes in her last four starts and is listed at 15-1 on the morning line.

Wall of Sound - British bred filly will race in North America for the first time Sunday after 11 career starts at home yielded three wins, three seconds and two third place finishes. She enters off a third in a Stakes at Great Yarmouth September 17 which followed a fourth and a second in similar races this past summer. She looks for her first win in over a year Sunday with Richard Kingscote in control from post 7 at 15-1 odds.

Meri Shika - French bred filly made her first start in North America in September and finished ninth in the 2013 Canadian Stakes on this track after one win, two seconds and two third place finishes in 11 career starts at home. She didn't place in her next five starts but broke through with a nice win in the minor Flaming Page Stakes on this track August 23. Last time out was a fourth in the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes here September 14. Meri Shika hadn't won since August, 2012 before her score two back - she will enter with a little optimism this week. Emma-Jayne Wilson has been tabbed to ride the co-longest shot in the field (20-1) from the outside post.

Eyeful - British bred filly has just seven career starts with two wins and two second place finishes and makes her North American debut this Sunday. Last time out was a Stakes score at Saint Cloud September 26 after a second in an Allowance and consecutive off-the-board finishes. She has been improving the last three months and hopes to keep that roll going from the inside post with Flavien Prat in the irons at 20-1 on the morning line.

2014 E.P. Taylor Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 10 on Woodbine Racetrack's Sunday card with a Post Time of 5:41 PM.

Entry Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Eyeful (GB) F. Prat A. Fabre
2 Angel Terrace F. Geroux J. Sheppard
3 Just The Judge (IRE) J. Spencer C. Hills
4 Odeliz (IRE) R. Moore K. Burke
5 Royal Fury L. Contreras B. Lynch
6 Deceptive Vision E. Da Silva M. Pierce
7 Wall of Sound (GB) R. Kingscote T. Dascombe
8 Meri Shika (FR) E. Wilson R. Attfield

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