Trainer Christophe Clement, who has enjoyed much
success at Woodbine over the years, is sending Right One for Sunday's
Ricoh Woodbine Mile.
The five-year-old French-bred son of Anabaa has
won three of his four North American outings this year, and comes into
the Grade 1, $1 million turf classic fresh from a victory in the Grade 3
Jaipur, July 16 at Belmont Park, when he closed quickly from well back
to win the seven furlong event by a head.
"You cannot change his running style," said Christophe Lorieul, long-time assistant to Clement. "He's got a very good turn of foot, but usually he's at the back of the pack and just makes one run. Usually, he's pretty effective at it. Obviously, it's a little ambitious (moving up to Grade 1 company). But the horse is doing well. The horse has done nothing wrong. He deserves a shot. That's why we are coming."
Garrett Gomez, who has won the
Woodbine Mile twice, will be aboard the Ghislaine Head-owned and bred
Right One for the first time. Gomez won the race in 2007 with Shakespeare and 2009 with Ventura.