TORONTO, April 15 – A number of Canadian-bred three-year-olds will compete at Woodbine this weekend as they work towards their goal of earning a spot in the starting gate for the 157th running of The Queen’s Plate.
Saturday’s opening race, a 6 ½-furlong maiden allowance sprint for three-year-olds features Leavem, a full brother to Danzig Moon, who finished second in the Gr. I Toyota Blue Grass. Woodbine racing analyst Jim Bannon selected the horse on top in his daily racing journal.
That would be the $300,000 American Turf (G2) at 1 1/16 miles on Kentucky Derby Day, May 7.
Limitless, an impressive debut winner at Fair Grounds, tried rating off a fast pace in a seven furlong allowance sprint at Keeneland, but could not match the winning kick of Twirl Girl. Limitless stayed on to finish third, defeated just 1 1/4 lengths.