Today is the big day at Woodbine. Three Breeders' Cup Win and You're In events featuring entrants from across North America and Europe. Fantastic horses such as Just as Well, Jukebox Jury, Marsh Side, Rainbow View and Champs Elysees to name a few will grace the Woodbine turf with a brilliant displace of speed and stamina.
Is Champs Elysees going out a champion in his last ever race?
Full previews of the Pattison Canadian International, E,P. Taylor and Nearctic Stakes contenders were posted here at Triple Dead Heat earlier this week. Click on the links above to re-visit.
My picks for the three main events are as follows:
1. Heros Reward- Can close on a fast pace.
2. Jungle Wave - A mile is too long, six furlongs too short?
3. Field Commission - Leparoux could steal this.
Field Commission offers good value in the Nearctic
Will Jungle Wave's cutback in distance make the difference?
E.P. Taylor Stakes
1.Rainbow View- Group One winner much the best
2. Treat Gently - Faced the likes of Zarkava and Dar Re Mi
3.. Look Here - All Euro triactor
Just as Well won by DQ last out - will he hit the wire first this time?
Pattison Canadian International
1. Jukebox Jury - Refuses to lose
2. Just as Well - Leparoux loves this horse
3. Marsh Side - Impressive in ND off a layoff
Cheeky Marsh Side is out for revenge in the International
I will be at Woodbine this afternoon to take photos, interview some of the key players and mostly just enjoy what is my favourite day of racing. (Yes,that's a period with a full stop.) As far as I'm concerned, Woodbine's International Day is the most exciting set of turf races on the best turf course on the continent.
Can consistent Quijano connect?
Best of luck to all playing the Woodbine card this afternoon. Photos, recaps and stories to follow on Sunday.