OffTrackBetting.com - The Grade 3 Marine Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, May 14 from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. 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.
Six three year old will take to the track in the Marine Stakes - race 8 on Woodbine's Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:53 PM. Let's take a look into the past performances of all six entries for this Grade 3 stakes.
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Bear's Way 8-5 - Reade Baker trained colt had three wins and a second place finish in six career starts - all on this track. He enters off his first stakes win - the minor Wando Stakes April 24 after a fourth in the minor Display Stakes November 29 and two straight wins including an Allowance Optional Claiming November 8. His only other graded stakes race resulted in a sixth in the Grade 2 Summer Stakes in September. Bear's Way has won three of his last four starts overall and is expected to be competitive again Saturday. Eurico Rosa Da Silva has been tabbed to ride the morning line favorite from the rail
Greatest Game 5-2 - has placed in all four career starts for trainer Mark Casse - a win, two seconds and a third place finish - all at Woodbine. He makes his graded stakes debut Saturday on the heels of consecutive runner-up finishes - an Allowance last time out May 1 and the minor Display Stakes November 29 which followed a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming November 8 and a win at first asking in October. Greatest Game hopes for his first stakes win Saturday and arrives in decent form. Patrick Husbands gets the call on the second betting choice from gate 2.
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Riker 4-1 - Canada's Sovereign Award winner as 2015 Champion 2 Year Old Colt and multiple stakes winner has seven career starts for trainer Mark Casse with four wins - all at Woodbine. He hasn't looked great lately however - an eighth after fading last time out in the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland April 16 followed consecutive sixths - the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby March 12 and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. He did post a win before that however his stakes graded stakes debut - the Grade 3 Grey Stakes and consecutive minor stakes scores earlier this summer. Riker looked untouchable early in his career on this track, has been sharp in works ahead of this weekend and will hope to bounce back Saturday as the intriguing third choice with Jesse Campbell in the reins from gate 4.
Dragon Bay 7-2 - has placed in five of six career starts for trainer Stuart Simon - a win, a second and three third place finishes. Last time out was a respectable second behind Bear's Way in the minor Wando Stakes here April 24. It followed a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Gulfstream March 19, another third in an Allowance at Keeneland October 23 and a maiden score October 2 on this very track. Dragon Bay has been competitive so far and hopes to make a big statement Saturday from post 3. Gary Olguin has the mount.
Thatlookonyerface 12-1 - has just one win and a third place finish in seven career starts for trainer David Cotley. He enters off an OK third behind Bear's Way and Dragon Bay in the minor Wando Stakes here April 27 which followed a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming November 29 and a Maiden Claiming score November 14 in his fifth career start. Thatlookonyerface takes a huge step up in competition in less-than-spectacular form and will depart from post 5 with Gary Boulanger aboard.
Beaver Trapper 20-1 - will race for the fourth time for trainer Justin Nixon having posted a win and a second place finish so far. He enters off a maiden score at Tampa Bay March 26 after a fifth on that track March 12 and a second in his debut - on this track November 20. Beaver Trapper races against his toughest competition so far and hopes to make a splash from gate 6 with Melanie Pinto guiding him.
2016 Marine Stakes Entries & Odds
Race 8 on Woodbine's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:53 PM.
|1||Bear'sway||8-5||Eurico Da Silva||Reade Baker|
|2||Greatest Game||5-2||Patrick Husbands||Mark Casse|
|3||Dragon Bay||7-2||Gerry Olguin||Stuart Simon|
|4||Riker||4-1||Jesse Campbell||Mark Casse|
|5||Thatlookonyerface||12-1||Gary Boulanger||David Cotey|
|6||Beaver Trapper||20-1||Melanie Pinto||Justin Nixon|