Tuesday, Fort Erie
PRINCE OF WALES S ., C $500,000, FE, 7-25,( C ), 3yo, 1 3/16 m, 1:55.63, ft.
1- #COOL CATOMINE, 126, c, 3, by Spring At Last
1st Dam: Smart Catomine, by Smart Strike
2nd Dam: Gather the Storm, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Martessa( Ger ), by Solarstern( Fr )
( C $39,000 Ylg’ 15 CANSEP ). O-Jack of Hearts Racing& J.R.
Racing Stable Inc .; B-Bernard& Karen McCormack( ON );
T-John A. Ross; J-Luis Contreras. C $300,000. Lifetime Record:
5-2-0-1, $280,019.* 1/2 to Wild Catomine( Milwaukee Brew ),
SW, $301,983; and Crowns Dynasty( Rockport Harbor ), SP,
2-Aurora Way , 126, g, 3, Giant’s Causeway-Aurora Lights, by
Pulpit. O/ B-Chiefswood Stables Limited( ON ); T-Stuart C.
Simon. C $100,000.
3-State of Honor , 126, c, 3, To Honor and Serve-State Cup, by
Elusive Quality. O-Conrad Farms; B-Manfred& Penny Conrad
( ON ); T-Mark E. Casse. C $50,000.
Margins: 2HF, NK, 4 3/4. Odds: 14.40, 1.85, 2.00.
Also Operated: Woodbridge, Tiz a Slam, Spirit of Caledon, Jurojin.
Cool Catomine attained his first start against wins count with a rallying victory in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales S ., Tuesday evening at Fort Erie.
The bay graduated from the maiden ranks at fourth asking on the Queen’s Plate undercard July 2 and prepared for this with a pair of works over Woodbine’s dirt training way July 15 and
July 21. Tracking the pace carved out by GI Kentucky Derby pacesetter State of Honor through divides of: 23.52 and: 47.99, the longshot appeared to be retreating midway on the far turning as the frontrunner kicked on, but re-rallied into contention at the opening of the lane. Those two threw down until merely inside the eighth pole, when Cool Catomine started to do the better run, and he kicked away from there under Luis Contreras to pull the upset. Aurora’s Way, the narrow race favorite build only his third start, nailed State of Honor in the closing steps for second money.
” I love it when a scheme comes together ,” told winning trainer John Ross.” We had some lags early on in his 3-year-old career, we had to add blinkers and find out some things about him. I have to credit Luis Contreras, who told’ John, this horse could need blinkers. You could see the horse coming forward in all his races. We’re counting our blessings today and cherishing the moment. We’re just so overwhelmed .”
Winning pilot Contreras added,” I’m so glad this horse determined me and brought me here. Last time, I learned you had to ride this pony all the way. He’ll give you everything he has if you maintain riding him .” Click for Equibase.com chart .
Pedigree Notes :
The winner is a half to Wild Catomine, win of Woodbine’s Fury S. and second in the 2014 Woodbine Oaks. His third dam, Martessa, was champ 3-year-old filly and champ miler in Germany in 1991. Smart Catomine, winless in two career starts, is responsible for a juvenile Data Link filly named Aeriodite who sold for $60,000 to Lou Tucci as a Fasig-Tpton Summeryearling, a yearling filly by Flashback and a Goldencents filly foaled May 17.