Las Vegas, NV - Woodbine Racetrack in beautiful Toronto, Ontario will play host to the Grade 2 Summer Stakes this Saturday, September 13. Two year olds will be featured as they go one mile on Woodbine's turf track searching for the winner's share of the $200,000 purse and an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup in a couple of months time.
A field of nine juveniles have been confirmed for the Summer Stakes - race 9 on Woodbine's Saturday card. Post time is 5:07 PM. Here is a brief look into the past performances of all 9 entries for this Grade 3 stakes.
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Conquest Tsunami - impressive Mark Casse trained colt has four career starts with four impressive wins - the first three by an average of seven lengths. He is coming off an Allowance score as heavy 1-10 favorite August 23 after two minor stakes scores - the Colin Stakes in July and the Victoria Stakes in June. Corey Nakatani has been tabbed to keep the roll going Saturday when he leaves from post 4.
Imperial Dream - Nicholas Gonzalez pupil will try to remain perfect - he has two starts and two wins, the biggest of which came last time out - the minor Vandal Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths on this track August 16. This after a maiden score at first asking July 13. Eurico Rosa Da Silva will be in the saddle from post 3 in Imperial Dream's turf debut.
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Samuel Dechamplain - broke maiden last time out in his second career start - by 2 1/4 lengths at Woodbine August 17 after a seventh in a similar race in his debut. Justin Stein gets the call in Samuel Dechamplain's first stakes start - from gate 6.
Conquest Typhoon - Mark Casse pupil has two second place finishes in two starts - a MSW last time out August 3 and the minor Clarendon Stakes in July - both results at Woodbine. He will have Patrick Husbands in the reins looking for Conquest Typhoon's first win from gate 5.
Saratoga Dreamer - Christophe Clement trained colt has just one career start - an impressive 2 1/4 length maiden score against New York breds at Saratoga August 20. Emma-Jayne Wilson will be aboard from the rail Saturday.
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U S Marshall - will race for just the second time for trainer Ian Black after his first start resulted in a second place finish behind Samuel Dechamplain in a MSW race on this track August 17. David Moran gets the call from post 2.
Less Than Perfect - Kevin Rice trained colt is the most experienced entry - five career starts. He has just one win and a third place finish - the win coming in his debut and the third coming two back in an Allowance August 23. His stakes experiences haven't been great - a fourth last time out in the minor Swynford Stakes here last week and a sixth in the Grade 3 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga July 19. Taylor Rice has the mount from post 7 Saturday.
Crown Prince - broke maiden last time out in his third career start after a pair of fourths in MSW races to start his career. He makes his first stakes start Saturday with Gerry Olguin in the saddle from gate 8.
Ethical Funds - debuted with a fourth in a MSW race here for trainer Nathan Squires and followed that with an OK third in the minor OLG Simcoe Stakes on this track August 27. Emile Ramsammy gets the call from the outside post saturday.
2014 Summer Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Woodbine Racetrack's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:07 PM.
|1||Saratoga Dreamer||E. Wilson||C. Clement|
|2||U S Marshal||D. Moran||I. Black|
|3||Imperial Dream||E. Da Silva||N. Gonzalez|
|4||Conquest Tsunami||C. Nakatani||M. Casse|
|5||Conquest Typhoon||P. Husbands||M. Casse|
|6||Samuel Dechamplain||J. Stein||M. Doyle|
|7||Less Than Perfect||T. Rice||K. Rice|
|8||Crown Prince||G. Olguin||K. Callaghan|
|9||Ethical Funds||E. Ramsammy||N. Squires|