The week did not have any stakes races at Woodbine but a few impressive efforts by young horses and some roughhousing, too.
Stakes action in western Canada has been heating up and Hastings Racecourse changes its racing dates mid-meet in search of more wagering.
In 50 years there has only been a handful of Kentucky Derby starters off at even-money or less. Tiz the Law could be one coming up September 5th.
The second week of racing in August at Woodbine heads into a stakes-less weekend but just one week out from the Woodbine Oaks and Plate Trial.
Roy and Dixie Jaconson's 7-year-old stretch runner rallied three wide on the last turn to defeat heavily-favoured Five Star General.
Melisandre, a full sister to 2019 champion Hidden Grace, and Freezing Jimmy both capture stakes races this week at Assiniboia in Winnipeg.
Early Kentucky Derby favourite TIZ THE LAW will look to keep things going in Saturday's Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
Preakness Stakes (G1) is next for 3-year-old coming off maiden win at Los Alamitos for his breeder Mongolian Stable and partner Stronach.
And Queen's Plate contenders were in action with Olliemyboy and Tecumseh's War posting good efforts as Sept. 12 classic nears.
It was an Old Forester exacta in Saturday afternoon’s co-feature with Forester’s Turn putting forth a courageous effort over Forester’s Fortune.
Conditioner sends two-year-olds All Canadian and Ready to Repeat to face four rivals in Sunday’s $100,000 Victoria Stakes.