Queens Plate Betting – Canada’s Most Prestigious Race
On July 4th As America celebrates Independence Day our Canadian neighbors to the north hold their premier racing event which is older then the nation itself. This year marks the 151st edition of the plate making the Queen’s Plate North America’s oldest race. Adding to the prestige of this occasion Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II will be in attendance. The Queen’s Plate is the first jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown. The second jewel is the Prince Of Wales Stakes July 25th Fort Erie Racetrack. The third jewel is the Breeders Stakes Aug 15th held at Woodbine racetrack.
- What: Horse Betting
- When: Sunday July 4th 2010
- Where: Woodbine Racetrack Rexdale Ontario Canada
- Distance: 1 1/4 mile
- Purse: $1,000,000 CAD: On Polytrack 3 Y/O Filly & Mares Canadian Bred Thoroughbreds – Big Red Mike,Captain Canuck,D’s Wando,Giant’s Tomb,Ghost Fleet,Hollinger,Hotep,Relentless,Roan Irish,Roman Games
The major storyline coming into this race is how in the lead up contests leading into the Queens Plate is how on the Polytrack surface at Woodbines which usually are more amenable to the speed demons thirteen of the Queens Plate eligible horses ran the route Slower then the mile and an eighth posted time of Plate Trial winner Big Red Mike. Who clocked in at a tepid 1:50.41 in the aftermath of that race seven Plate eligible horses were trying to find answers including Canada’s reigning two year old champion Hollinger and multiple stakes winner Ghost Fleet and highly regarded D’s Wando and Giant’s Tomb and Embur’s Song. This may suggest that the posted Beyer figures of the top Plate Contenders are not much of a factor in picking a winner
Queens Plate Picks – The Favorite
On the basis of a sub par performance in a Plate prep race Kentucky Derby winning trainer Todd Pletcher’s Embur’s Song which enlisted leading US Jockey Garrett Gomez made the trip north had received some of the early accolades has now been relegated as a threat but not the leading favorite heading into the Plate which is less then two weeks away. The early favorite honors are now being bestowed upon Roan Irish who ran an impressive race to surge to the lead away from 2-5 favorite Embur’s Song
Queens Plate Betting Picks – The Second Tier
Big Red Mike winner of The Plate Trial ran a gritty determined effort to come from off the pace to take the lead in a stretch duel between Woodbine Trainer Roger Atfield’s Mobilizer.The pair fought tooth and nail down the stretch until the final strides where Big Red Mike edged away in the final strides. Hotep is a horse with a good pedigree and was in some Kentucky Derby Prep race does loom as a serious contender. The Atfield trainedHollinger cannot be overlooked as she was the reigning Canadian two-year-old champion.
Queens Plate Betting Picks – The Longshots
In what promises to be a wide open affair there is plenty of value in this field Giant’s Tomb, Ghost Fleet and D’s Wando all have seen the victory podium in several stakes events. D's Wando, from the Ian Black stable, has raced twice in 2010, finishing a close second in the Woodstock Stakes three weeks prior to his third-place effort in the Queenston Stakes. Perennial leading trainer Mark Frostad representing the Sam Son Farms banner is Giant’s Tomb who won a stakes race earlier this year in March at the
Louisiana Fairgrounds has enlisted the services of leafing Woodbine jockey Patrick Husbands
Queens Plate Betting Prediction & Outlook
Why the Queen’s Plate matters to the punters across the United States? Many of the top Canadian bred horses regularly run in the top US tracks and stake races and many of these horses will be in this summer’s Saratoga meet. So if you’re looking for some insight into these top Canadian horses The Queen’s Plate is a good place to look. This race sets up as a wide open affair. There is no dominating presence and it will be interesting to see if Todd Pletcher can bring his Kentucky Derby magic to capture both of North America’s prestigious races.
Pick: Embur’s Song
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