SAILOR’S THOUGHT took the long way home while closing from off lively splits to notch her Oct. 7 debut going a mile and a sixteenth on the main track. The runner-up came right back to land another maiden special with a 65 Beyer. YOU’RE MINE has performed well on both surfaces. She’s coming off a second in a key N1X—the sharp winner subsequently doubled up in an N2X, and the eighth horse returned to post an upset in an N1X. GALILEO GAL got away with soft fractions when she wired maiden special types by nearly six lengths second-time out on the turf Oct. 27.
MYTHICAL MISSION placed in all three legs of the Canadian Triple Tiara, including a clear second to eventual Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena in the Oaks, but is surprisingly winless on the year. Turning back from nine to seven furlongs in this light stakes for Ontario-breds might enable her to prevail after closing from the rear of this compact field. GHOSTLY PRESENCE is also shortening up from the grassy Carotene Stakes, in which she suffered a heartbreaking loss to the troubled favorite from New York, Inflexibility. She should be an effective stalker as the likely favorite. GREEK JUSTICE nearly ended a slump last time when second in a NW3 OS/$40K claimer, for which she got a career high 80 Beyer.
SABLE ISLAND wired maiden special opposition going three-quarters last time with a 78 Beyer, the highest earned by any horse on the Tapeta in this N1X. The runner-up from that event came right back to romp by five and a half lengths with a 63 Beyer. MARCUS never fired last time during a wide trip over yielding turf traveling a mile at this level. The handsome chestnut was previously a good-looking debut winner going seven-eighths on the Tapeta. LOUISIANA PURCHASE beat the top pick after a wide/stalking trip at first asking Sept. 15, and has worked well for his return to action. Use PIVEN and ADMIRALTY PIER underneath in the exotics.
Off a game victory over $12.5K stock, SUPREME COMMANDER is looking for more gravy in this $10K tilt. Leading rider Da Silva will pilot the classy son of Street Cry again. MIND MAGIC just missed two back for $20K, and was recently fifth after a tardy start in a $12.5K starter. The erratic PUGSLEY dropped a neck decision to the top pick when favored in the aforementioned race. Use PARTY AT EIGHT in the tri and super. 555 Rexdale Blvd. Rexdale, Ontario M9W 5L2 (416) 675-7223 Main track: One mile, oval. Distance from last turn to finish line: 975 feet. Harness track: Seven furlongs. Turf course: One and one half miles. Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,440 feet.
TAKEOUT INFORMATION ■ Win: 14.95% ■ Place, and show: 16.95% ■ Exactors: 20.5% ■ Double: 15% ■ Pick 3 and Superfecta wagering: 26.3% ■ Triactor, Pick 4, Pick 6 wagering: 25%