Canadian Triple Crown hopeful leads Prince of Wales field

July 19, 2019 12:18pm
Canadian Triple Crown hopeful leads Prince of Wales field
Photo: Michael Burns/Woodbine

Queen’s Plate winner One Bad Boy leads a field of five in Tuesday’s $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown on dirt at Fort Erie Race Track.

The Richard Baltas-trained son of Twirling Candy has worked twice since his front-running score at Woodbine, drilling five furlongs a week out from the race in 1:02.60 while still stabled at Woodbine.

“He’s used to working on the dirt track at Santa Anita," said Brooke Hubbard, who owns One Bad Boy along with Sayjay Racing and Greg Hall. "He trains over it well. We know there is a lot of history to this track, so we are super excited to be here. We are looking forward to taking on the Canadian Triple Crown, it’s one of the main reasons we decided to stay in Canada.”

One Bad Boy
will break from the rail with Avie’s Flatter, the Queen’s Plate runner-up, just to his outside and second on the morning line.

“Avie’s Flatter skipped over the track and seemed very comfortable," trainer Josie Carroll said after a local workout last week. "He’s a very consistent horse across every surface."

Third in the Queen’s Plate, Tone Broke is back along with Skywire, the first Triple Crown leg’s betting favorite who lost all shot when swiped at the gate. He’s a Macho Man, a second entrie for trainer Josie Carroll along with Avie’s Flatter, rounds out the compact bunch.

Mark Casse trains Skywire a year after Wonder Gadot won the Prince of Wales. This time, he’ll seek to join Roger Attfield for a record fifth win in the 1 3/16-mile race.

Woodbine’s Aug. 17 Breeders’ Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf finishes the Canadian Triple Crown Series. A new bonus from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation would add $500,000 for a sweep this season. The last horse to do it was Wando in 2003.

First post time Tuesday is 3:55 p.m. ET, with the feature at 7:40 p.m. The Prince of Wales field with jockeys, trainers and the morning line:

1.
One Bad Boy (Flavien Prat/Richard Baltas) 7-5
2. Avie’s Flatter (Javier Castellano/Josie Carroll) 5-2
3. Tone Broke (Ricardo Santana Jr./Steve Asmussen) 5-1
4. He’s a Macho Man (Patrick Husbands/Josie Carroll) 8-1
5. Skywire (Eurico Rosa Da Silva/Mark Casse) 3-1

 

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