Las Vegas, NV - Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario will play host to the Grade 3 Marine Stakes this Saturday, May 16. A purse of $150,000 will be on the line for three year olds willing to go 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's All Weather Track.
A field of nine will take to the track in the Marine Stakes - race 8 on Woodbine's Saturday card. Post time is 4:45 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all nine entries for this Grade 3 stakes.
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Ami's Flatter - one of the Queen's Plate favorites will hit the track for the fifth time for trainer Josie Carroll having recorded a win and two seconds so far. Last time out was one of those seconds - in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby March 7 which followed a close fourth in the competitive Sam F. Davis Stakes here and a good second in his stakes debut - behind Bluegrass Singer in the minor Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park January 3. He departs from the rail Saturday with Luis Contreras aboard looking like one of the horses to beat.
Danish Dynaformer - another leading contender for the Queen's Plate has four career starts for Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield with two wins - those being a maiden score February 21 at Gulfstream Park and an Allowance last time out by 2 1/4 lengths at Keeneland April 11. Danish Dynaformer makes his stakes debut Saturday hoping to build on a nice two race win streak. Alan Garcia rides from post 4.
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U S Marshall -finished third in the Grade 3 Summer Stakes here in September in his second career start and has been up and down since. Last time out was a nice win in the minor Wando Stakes here April 19 after a pair of fourths and a seventh in Allowance Optional Claiming races at Gulfstream Park to start his year. He has two wins, a second and a third place finish in his last five starts on this track and hopes to make it two straight stakes scores here. David Moran has been tabbed to ride from gate 6.
R U Watchingbud - John Ross trained colt has placed in five of six career starts - two wins, a second and two third place finishes. He enters off a career best effort - a win in the minor Queenston Stakes on this track May 2, a fourth in an Allowance April 4, a second in the minor Colin Stakes here in July and consecutive thirds in minor stakes action on this track last summer. R U Watchingbud makes his graded stakes debut in good form and could be a threat from gate 4 with Emma-Jayne Wilson aboard.
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Seventhfleethumor - Nicholas Gonzalez trained colt has two wins and two seconds in four career starts. Last time out was a second behind U S Marshall in his stakes debut - the minor Wando Stakes on this track April 19 which followed a Starter Optional Claiming score March 27 and a second in a similar race two weeks prior to that. He steps into graded stakes company for the first time in career-best form with Eurico Rosa Da Silva in the irons from gate 2.
Shaman Ghost - Brian Lynch trained colt has two wins in five career start - those wins coming in his last two starts overall. Last time out was an Allowance score April 9 at Keeneland after a maiden score at Gulfstream in March. Shaman Ghost steps into stakes company for the first time in good form and will have Rafael Manuel Hernandez aboard from post 7.
Decision Day - Josie Carroll trained colt has six career starts and was competitive in his first three - two wins and a second place finish. He made his graded stakes debut January 24 and finished a disappointing eighth in the Grade 2 Holy Bull Stakes after a nice win in the minor Coronation Futurity at Woodbine November 29 and a maiden score in his second career start. Last time out was an unsuccessful return to Woodbine - a fifth in the minor Wando Stakes April 19 which followed a seventh in the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream March 7. Decision Day looks to place in a race for the first time in four starts Saturday and will have Jesse Campbell aboard from the outside post 9.
Bears Personality - Reade Baker trained colt has seven career starts with two wins and a second place finish. He stepped into stakes company for the first time January 31 and finished a disappointing ninth in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs and followed that with another ninth place finish - in the Grade 3 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream March 7. Prior to those disappointing efforts he had a two race win streak - an Allowance December 6 and a maiden score in his fourth career start - both results at Woodbine. Justin Stein will be in the saddle hoping to snap an ugly slump for Bears Personality from post 3.
Conquest Boogaloo - has two wins and a third place finish in five career starts for trainer Mark Casse. He won two straight races here last summer including the minor Swynford Stakes and went on to a third in the minor Cup and Saucer Stakes in October. He has just one starts since - a fourth in the minor Queenston Stakes here May 2 - after seven months away. Patrick Husbands has been tabbed to right the ship for Conquest Boogaloo and to get him back to his summer form - from gate 8.