World News – CA – Stakes Saturday: Mighty Heart seeks Canadian triple crown glory


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Mighty Heart will continue her quest to join an elite group of horses to sweep the three stages of the Canadian Triple Crown this Saturday in the Breeders’ Stakes Trained by three-time Queen’s Plate winner Josie Carroll, Mighty Heart leads the latest gem in the tri-surface series for 3 year olds of the Canadian race, which ends with the famous E of WoodbineP Taylor Turf Race with the longest stage at a distance of 1 ½ mile Dramedy’s son, bred and owned by Lawrence Cordes, is the favorite of the morning line tied in the field of the 12 having already won victories in the $ 1 million Queen’s Plate at 1 ¼ mile on the Tapeta track at Woodbine on September 12 and the Prince of Wales at $ 400,000 at 1 3/16 miles on the Fort Erie dirt course on September 29

Undefeated in four starts by a total of 25 and a half lengths, coach Mark Glatt’s Magic At Midnight will take on the stakes competition for the first time as she takes on the multiple stakes of Wesley Ward winning Jo Jo Air in the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes who drew a field of seven to 5½ stadia on the Santa Anita turf Claimed for $ 30,000 on a first 13 length outing on July 14 at Los Alamitos, Magic At Midnight was just formidable in three subsequent starts for Glatt, including a score of 2 ¾ in length in his only grass try two starts back in a turf allowance at Del Mar Aug 14

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Feel Glorious of Tango Uniform Racing will try to bounce back from an off-road finish at Noble Damsel (G3) last month with another high-stakes appearance, being among the two participants of coach Christophe Clement in the Athenia running 1 1/16 miles on the Feel Glorious indoor turf course is looking to regain the form she showed earlier in her campaign at 4, including a half-victory in the Perfect Sting on the distance from Athenia on August 14 at the Saratoga Race Course Reducing to one mile in the Nobel Damsel (G3) in September 26 at Belmont, Feel Glorious ran seventh after going five wide in the top and failing to rally, scoring just the first time in her last seven starts, the English-bred daughter of Bated Breath hasn’t hit the board

In great shape and in contention for his third straight win, Coach Phil D’Amato’s Raymundos Secret, with stylish Maxim Rate from Simon Callaghan, lead a field of seven in Sunday’s Goldikova Stakes A gutty gate to wire winner of the John C Mabee Stakes (G2), Raymundos Secret should relish the reduction in distance, as she won four of her five starts at a flat kilometer second of Rodeo Drive (G1) on September 26, Maxim Rate has three wins in six one-mile grass trials and will be ridden by Umberto Rispoli, who guided her to a pair of wins last summer at Del Mar

Triple Canadian Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Horse Racing, Woodbine Racecourse, Breeders’ Stakes, Josie Carroll, Queen’s Plate

World News – CA – Saturday Stakes: Mighty Heart seeks the triple crown of Canadian glory


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