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We Miss Artie Back to Form in Plate Trial

Ken and Sarah Ramsey's We Miss Artie proved back to his pre-Derby form with an impressive score in the $150,000 Plate Trial to secure a berth in the Queen's Plate on July 6 at Woodbine.

Sent off at 1-5, Javier Castellano directed We Miss Artie to a ground-saving position along the rail. Majestic Sunset took the lead early, setting a pace of :24, :49 1/5, 1;14 1/5 for the opening quarters. Man o' Bear and Man Cave kept close to the pace on the outside of the leader. We Miss Artie held his position on the rail, edging closer to the leader late in the turn.

We Miss Artie broke through turning for home, mounting a strong challenge to Majestic Sunset at the top of the stretch. Under a hand ride, We Miss Artie shook his rival and drew off to win by a length. Tower of Texas finished another two lengths back in third. Rhythm Blues was fourth.

The winner paid $2.70, $2.10 and $2.10 across the board. The final running time for 1 1/8 miles was 1:50.78. 

Trained by Todd Pletcher, the Plate Trail was We Miss Artie's first race since his 10th place finish in the Kentucky Derby. Purchased as a yearling for $90,000, the 3-year-old son of Artie Schiller, out of the Fusaichi Pegasus dam Athena's Gift, was bred in Ontario by Richard Lister.

In addition to earning a spot in the Queen's Plate, We Miss Artie maintained his perfect record on synthetic - now three for three - with his first two wins coming in the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland on October 5 and in the Grade 3 Spiral at Turfway on March 22. He improved his lifetime record to four wins and two seconds from 10 starts for total earnings of $699,000. 

 

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was not even tested. Out for a romp

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