Jen’s Weekly Woodbine Wrap Oct 2-6, 2019
Fastest winners in Canada Oct. 2-6; maiden winners LOOKINATAMIRACLE, POLYDEUCES and IMA BEAST; Frac Daddy has another winner in DAD'S MISSY.
TOP WINNING BEYER SPEED FIGURES CANADA Last Week
87 CAPTAIN HANDSOME – inner turf
83 SPEEDY CONNOR – Fort Erie
82 SKYGAZE (DQ winner of Mazarine Grade 3)
82 SUMMER LUCK – inner turf
75 MUSKOKA GOLD – Cup & Saucer Stakes turf
Two-year-old beginner LOOKINATAMIRACLE won his debut in a maiden allowance in race 3 for Ramon and Sandra Dominguez, defeating a few highly touted beginners. A $12,000 purchase at the Ocala June 2-year-old sale and a son of Lookin at Lucky, the gelding battled on the pace all the way and won the 5 1/2 furlong dash in a sharp time of 1:03.91. Leo Salles rode.
Salles also guided POLYDEUCES to win his maiden in race 10 for $40,000 claiming for Chris Escoffery, Debra Yorston and Daniel Dixon. Trained by Renaldo Holder, the 3-year-old was just a $7,000 purchase from the 2017 CTHS Ontario yearling sale and he is by Atreides from the mare Cimbria by War Front.
In addition the drama-filled Mazarine Stakes(G3) there were some interesting races and winners on the 10-race card.
Trainer KELLY CALLAGHAN and husband-jockey SLADE CALLAGHAN won their first race of the meeting when the well bred HIBISCUS PUNCH won a maiden special weight at 6 furlongs on the Tapeta. The Into Mischief filly from Bellini Sunrise by Machiavellian was making just her second career start and first on the Tapeta and she out battled favoured Avie’s Sky to win. The owners and breeders are Ed Seltzer and Beverly Anderson in Kentucky.
A maiden allowance for 2-year-old fillies packed a ton of intrigue, mostly centred on LADY KRATOS, a Kentucky bred by Warrior’s Award who had left stopwatches smokin’ following many fast workout times. Coming in for Terdik Farms Ltd and trainer Darwin Banach, the filly was installed at 4 to 5 and had a good position for more than half the race before fading.
Instead it was IMA BEAST, a homebred for Jocelyn McKathan who ran away with the race and she was well prepared by trainer Harold Ladouceur. From the first crop of the very fast THE BIG BEAST, this gal, under Luis Contreras, also had some fast workout times. He earned a 60 Beyer Speed Figure for 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04 4/5.
The freshman sire FRAC DADDY, off to such a good start at stud, had another winner as DAD’S MISSY came from the clouds to win her maiden for $25,000 claiming on Saturday at Woodbine. The grey gal owned by Sheldon Pettle and Frank Russo, had a huge, gobbling stride as she powered to victory for trainer Steve Attard.