OffTrackBetting.com - The G1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes is on tap for this Sunday, October 15 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario. Horses three years old and upward will chase the winner's share of the $800,000 purse when they line up on Woodbine's turf track and race 1 1/2 miles.
A solid field of 10 have been confirmed for the Pattison Canadian International Stakes - race 10 on Woodbine's impressive Sunday schedule. Post time is 6:10 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all 10 entries for this lucrative and competitive G1 stakes.
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2017 Pattison Canadian International Stakes Entries at Woodbine Racetrack
Defending fifth place finisher in this race Irish bred Aidan O'Brien trained colt has placed in eight of 14 career starts - three wins, two seconds and three third place finishes. He enters having struggled in his last two starts - an eighth last time out in the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France followed a off a disappointing sixth as favorite in the G1 Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga August 26 and an OK third in a terrific field in the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot July 29. Before that was a nice win in the Group 2 Harwicke Stakes June 24 at Ascot, a sixth in the Group 1 Coronation Cup overseas June 2 and a fifth in the 2015 G1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes. In 2016. He also posted a win in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York August 17, a second in the Group 1 Irish Derby June 24 and consecutive thirds including the Group 1 Investec Derby June 4. Idaho has shown some serious form in the past and will be out to avenge a couple underwhelming results. Ryan Moore will be in the saddle of the morning line favorite from gate 4.
Defending Champion in this race at 12-1 odds - Francis-Henri Graffard Irish bred trainee has five wins, a second and a third-place finish in 16 career starts - some good results came in 2015 when he won the Group 1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris in July and the Group 3 Prix du Lys Longines in June. His North American debut was pretty impressive as well - his good win in the 2016 G1 Pattison Canadian International Stakes. He hasn't looked great in four starts since that win however - a fifth last time out in the G1 Sword Dancer Stakes at Saratoga August 26 followed a ninth in the Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud July 2, an OK fourth in the G1 Prix Ganay in May and a fourteenth in the G1 Japan Cup at Tokyo in November. Erupt has failed to hit the board in his last four starts overall and hopes to snap a skid Sunday. Jockey Junior Alvarado will be in charge of the second betting choice from post 9.
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Chemical Charge 5-1
Irish bred Ralph Beckett trainee has placed in 12 of 13 career starts - five wins, six seconds and a third-place finish. He makes his North American debut Sunday on a nice two-race win streak - the Group 2 Toteplacepot September Stakes in England September 9 and a Handicap race July 14. Before that was a third in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot June 23 and a sixth and a second in a pair of Group 3 races this past spring. Chemical Charge has been competitive every time out and hopes his success overseas translates Sunday. Oisin Murphy has the mount on the morning line third choice from the outside gate 10.
French bred Patrick Gallagher trained gelding has been up and down in his career and enters this week in typically inconsistent form. Last time out was an OK third in the G2 Del Mar Handicap August 19 which followed a fourth in the G3 American Stakes at Santa Anita July 4 and a respectable second in the G3 All American Stakes at Golden Gate May 29. Other results include an ugly twelfth in the G2 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita March 25 and consecutive thirds - the G2 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita February 4 and the G2 Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar November 25. He also won the G2 San Marcos Stakes in February of last year and the 2016 San Gabriel Stakes at 46-1 odds last January but hasn't posted victory since. Flamboyant now has five wins, four seconds and eight third place finishes in 28 career starts, has been knocking on the door lately and will chase a first win in 20 months Sunday. Joel Rosario gets the call from gate 2.
German bred Graham Motion trained gelding has six wins, five seconds and five third place finishes in 26 career starts. He won the G3 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in October, 2015 and has been good at times and bad at others since. Last time out was an OK but unlucky third in the G1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on this track September 16 which followed another third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Saratoga July 21, a ninth in the G1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park July 1, a third in the G3 Fort Marcy Stakes at Belmont Park May 6, a sixth in the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct November 12 and a tenth in the G2 John Henry Turf Championship at Santa Anita October 2. Before that was a good win in the G2 Sky Classic at Woodbine August 21, 2016 and consecutive third place finishes - the G3 Arlington Handicap and the G3 Fort Marcy Stakes at Belmont Park last May. Messi has been OK in his last two starts after struggling and tries for a first win in 14 months with Jose Ortiz aboard from gate 8.
Oscar Nominated 8-1
Michael Maker trained Ringling has five wins, six seconds and two third place finishes in 21 career starts. He finished seventeenth as a longshot in last year's Kentucky Derby and went on to a fifth in the G3 Penn Mile in June, a second in the G3 American Derby in July and a fifth in the G1 Secretariat Stakes in August. He's been up and down since - a great win last time out in the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes September 9 followed an eighth in the G1 Arlington Millions August 12, a seventh in the G1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park July 1 and consecutive thirds - the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs May 6 and the G2 Muniz Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds in April. Before that were three straight seconds including the G3 Fair Grounds Handicap February 25, the G3 John B. Connally Turf Cup January 29 and the minor Tropical Park Derby. He also had wins in the minor Dueling Grounds Derby by 6 1/2 lengths last September 11, the 2016 G3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park and also won the minor Black Gold Overnight Stakes at Fair Grounds February 27, 2016. Oscar Nominated has been a tad tough to figure out and looks to build on his best effort in a while. Julien Leparoux has the mount from the rail.
Edward Graham trained gelding has placed in 11 of 17 career starts - five wins, five seconds and a third-place finish. He enters off an OK second behind Oscar Nominated in the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs September 9 which followed a very nice two-race win streak - the G3 American St. Leger Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths at Arlington August 12 and the minor Cape Henlopen Stakes by six lengths at Delaware Park July 8. He failed to place in his previous four starts including an eleventh in the minor Henry S. Clark Stakes at Laurel Park in April and a sixth in the G3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland in October. Postulation has been good lately, will try to flip the script on Oscar Nominated and will chase a third stakes win in four starts. Jorge Vargas will be in the irons from gate 6.
Johnny Bear 12-1
Ashlee Brnjas trained gelding has 33 career starts with seven wins, seven seconds and five third-place finishes. He arrives in career-best form - a win last time out at 9-1 odds over highly regarded Hawkbill in the G1 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on this track September 16 followed a 3 1/2 length win in the minor OLG/OR Halton Stakes here August 30. Before that was a sixth in an Allowance Optional Claiming here July 22 and an Allowance Optional Claiming score on this track in June. Johnny Bear has been trending upward and shoots for a third straight stakes win Sunday with Luis Contreras guiding him from post 5.
Bullards Alley 20-1
Won the G3 Louisville Handicap in May, 2016 for trainer Tim Glyshaw but has placed in just three of 13 starts since. He enters off a sixth in the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs September 9 after a fifth in the G3 American St. Leger Stakes at Arlington April 12, an OK third in the G3 Louisville Handicap at Fair Grounds May 20 (he won that race in 2016), a sixth in the G2 Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland April 22 and consecutive fourth place finishes - the G3 Muniz Memorial Handicap April 1 and the G3 Fair Grounds Handicap February 25. Before that was an eighth in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Fair Grounds February 4, a seventh in the G3 River City Handicap at Churchill Downs in November and an OK third in the G3 Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland in October. Bullards Alley now has five wins, four seconds and six third place finishes in 34 career starts and will be out to snap a 15-race losing streak. Eurico Rosa Da Silva rides from post 7.
Michael Maker trained gelding has 33 career starts with nine wins, four seconds and five third-place finishes. He won the 2014 G3 La Jolla Handicap and started 2017 with two terrific graded stakes scores - the G3 Fair Grounds Handicap February 25 and the G2 Muniz Memorial Handicap April 1 - both at Fair Grounds. He has struggled a tad in four starts since however - a ninth last time out in the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs September 9 followed a close fourth in the G1 Arlington Millions August 12, a sixth in the minor Soldier's Dancer Stakes at Gulfstream Park June 17 and another sixth in the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs in May. Enterprising has shown some serious form in the past and will be out to snap an four-race losing streak. Rafael Hernandez is scheduled to ride from post 3.
2017 Pattison Canadian International Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 10 on Woodbine's Sunday card with a Post Time of 6:10 PM
|1||Oscar Nominated||8-1||Julien Leparoux||Michael Maker|
|2||Flamboyant (FR)||6-1||Joel Rosario||Patrick Gallagher|
|3||Enterprising||20-1||Rafael Hernandez||Michael Maker|
|4||Idaho (IRE)||5-2||Ryan Moore||Aidan O'Brien|
|5||Johnny Bear||12-1||Luis Contreras||Ashlee Brnjas|
|6||Postulation||12-1||Jorge Vargas, Jr.||Edward Graham|
|7||Bullards Alley||20-1||Eurico Da Silva||Tim Glyshaw|
|8||Messi (GER)||8-1||Jose Ortiz||H. Motion|
|9||Erupt (IRE)||7-2||Junior Alvarado||H. Motion|
|10||Chemical Charge (IRE)||5-1||Oisin Murphy||Ralph Beckett|