Trainer Roger Attfield took a giant step toward what could be a
record ninth Queen’s Plate victory last Sunday when he sent out Check
Your Soul for a convincing 3 1/4-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile Plate
Five of Attfield’s seven previous Plate Trial victors went on to
double up in the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate, with the most recent being
Not Bourbon in 2008.
And while Check Your Soul would appear to be in a very good position
to go down that road, he entered his sophomore campaign as an unknown
and his rise has been little short of meteoric.