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On Sunday, a field of 11 will go to post in the 75th running of the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International (G1), a 1 1/2 mile trip around Woodbine's E.P. Taylor Turf Course. As part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" program, the winner earns a spot in the Breeders' Cup Turf. It is one of three Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" races to be run over the turf at Woodbine that afternoon.
Track announcer Dan Loiselle, Summer Mortimer, and racing secretary Steve Lym draw the entries for the Canadian International
The full list of the entries for the day, including the International, the E.P. Taylor Stakes, and the Nearctic Stakes, is available from Equibase.
Free Brisnet Ultimate past performances for the entire 11-race Woodbine card is available here.
Free past performances are available online for all four stakes races:
Canadian International (search for Forte Dei Marmi)
E.P. Taylor Stakes (search for Kissable)
Nearctic Stakes (search for Hammers Terror)
Durham Cup (search for Vertiformer)
Sarah Lynx winner of the 2011 Canadian International
Reliable Man, second in La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (G3) last out, is the 4-1 second choice out of post 7. The 2011 French Derby (G1) winner is winless since the 2012 Prix Niel (G2). Regular rider Olivier Peslier will be in the irons for trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre. 2010 Canadian International winner and last year's runner-up Joshua Tree is back for the third year in a row and is the 5-1 third choice out of post 8 for trainer Marco Botti. He was third in the Prix Foy (G2) last out at Longchamp. Jockey Frankie Dettori will be in the irons again Sunday.
Miss Keller winning the 2011 E.P. Taylor Stakes.
Regally Ready winning the 2011 Nearctic Stakes
Kicking off the stakes action is the $150,000 Durham Cup (G3) at 1 1/8 miles on the Polytrack. Arlington Million (G1) last place finisher Vertiformer ships in from Chicago for the cutback in distance and a return to synthetics for trainer Wayne Catalano, taking on top local hope Alpha Bettor, winner of the Seagram Cup (G3) two starts back for trainer Dan Vella.
The Pattison Canadian International is the 10th race in an 11-race card at Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, going to post at 5:44pm Eastern. The Durham Cup is race 4 at 2:31pm, the Nearctic is race 5 with a 2:59pm post time with the E.P. Taylor as race 8 at 4:35pm. The Score will broadcast the E.P. Taylor and International live, and the Nearctic on tape delay, in a 2-hour telecast from 4-6PM ET. As always, the races will be available at simulcast outlets across North America as well as on TVG Network in the U.S. and HPI-TV in Canada.
Here are the entries for the 2012 Canadian International. All horses will carry 126 pounds except Lay Time who gets 123 pounds as the only filly in the field and 3-year-old Imperial Monarch who will carry 119 pounds.
|1||Lay Time||Andrew Balding||Jimmy Fortune||20-1|
|2||Dandino||James Fanshawe||Jim Crowley||8-1|
|3||Forte Dei Marmi||Roger Attfield||John Velazquez||15-1|
|4||Scalo||Andreas Wohler||Andrasch Starke||12-1|
|5||Prince Will I Am||Michelle Nihei||Ramon Dominguez||20-1|
|6||Wigmore Hall||Michael Bell||Jamie Spencer||6-1|
|7||Reliable Man||Alain de Royer-Dupre||Olivier Peslier||4-1|
|8||Joshua Tree||Marco Botti||Frankie Dettori||5-1|
|9||Al Khali||Bill Mott||Garrett Gomez||10-1|
|10||Imperial Monarch||Aidan O’Brien||Ryan Moore||3-1|
|11||Air Support||Shug McGaughey||Javier Castellano||10-1|
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