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View from the Booth by Robert Geller – July 10, 2021

July 10, 2021

TORONTO, July 10, 2021 – Woodbine’s Track Announcer Robert Geller has the best view of the racetrack from his booth on the sixth floor! Check out which horses have been catching the eye of Robert and are worth circling down for upcoming races at Woodbine Racetrack.

JIMMY IS A BREEZE (Race 5, July 3, 2021, 3rd)

First time starter, Jimmy Is a Breeze was seen finishing the best of all runners when a closing third from the back of the field in her debut over five furlongs won by the race favourite, Lois Len. Breaking from the inside gate in a deep maiden special weight in which none of the runners had previously raced, 16/1 shot, Jimmy Is a Breeze, settled toward the back of the field, gaining some ground along the rail into the stretch. She, yes, Jimmy is a filly, powered home between rivals late to be beaten 2-1/2 lengths with Fifth Anniversary who drew the outside gate, battling on gamely for second.

A daughter of Jimmy Creed from a Dynaformer dam, Jimmy Is a Breeze should be suited by extra ground especially given the manner in which she finished off this race. The barn of Sandy McPherson was red-hot last season and looks to be off to another good start this time around. But be warned, to spare any confusion, you will need to get out your notebook and write this one down now before three other 2YOs with Breeze in their name begin racing.

USING COCONUTS (Race 6, July 1, 2021, 2nd)

Third time could well be the charm for Using Coconuts who resumed with a late-closing second to So Elusive over seven and a half furlongs on the inner turf beaten a half length. The daughter of Street Boss had left quite the impression in her 2YO debut when she rocketed home from the rear of the field to just miss by a nose over six and a half furlongs to Owen’s Tour Guide who scored on the E.P. Taylor in her return.

Despite having been beaten as a short-priced favourite, Using Coconuts again displayed the impressive turn of foot in this $40,000 claimer on the inner turf as a 3YO filly against older fillies and mares. To her credit, she has now shown an ability to handle both surfaces even though she travelled a little greenly in each of her two starts. Bursting home from mid-pack, rider Luis Contreras had her fully wound up by deep-stretch, coming three quarters of a length clear of Itskathiesluckyday who held on really well for third after having duelled hard with the eventual winner.

Trainer Josie Carroll continues to enjoy tremendous success with her up and coming fillies of which Using Coconuts is a prime example.

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