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The 2019 Queen's Plate at Woodbine Racetrack

Avie's Flatter will be favoured for the 160th Queen’s Plate (post time Saturday about 5;36 p.m.) and there was a bit of a buzz when Ivan Dalos’ colt drew selection order 14 of 14 before the post position selection process on Thursday. The colt was left with post 14 which, with the very long run to the first turn, should allow US import rider Javier Castellano to situate his colt in a stalking position or in mid-pack. Avie’s Flatter’s trainer, Josie Carroll, is set to be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame in August and she has won 2 Quen’s Plate. She has also come close with horses owned by Dalos and you can be sure she dearly wants him to get his first Plate win.
 
The colt has raced twice this year, both on grass and both in Kentucky, and he passed up the Plate Trial to come in fresh.
 
The probable second favourite will be Skywire (he’s actually listed as third choice in the morning line) the selection of many published handicappers and a colt from the powerful Gary Barber and Mark Casse team (2 Plate wins). Skywire, co-owned by Toronto’s Lou Tucci, is one of 4 horses in the race bred by the late Bill Graham of Caledon east.
 
 
Post Positions for Saturday's Queen's Plate 
 
 

1

Desert Ride

Steven Bahen

2

Moon Swings

Jesse Campbell

3

Krachenwagen

Jeffrey Anderson

4

Pray for Peace

Rafael Hernandez

5

One Bad Boy

Flavien Prat

6

Lucas n’ Lori

Kazushi Kimura

7

Federal Law

Jamie Spencer

8

He’s A Macho Man

Patrick Husbands

9

Suitedconnected

Gary Boulanger

10

Skywire

Eurico Rosa Da Silva

11

Tone Broke

Luis Contreras

12

Jammin Still

Alan Garci

13

Rising Star

Justin Stein

14

Avie’s Flatter

Javier Castellano

Distance: 1 1/4 miles

Track Surface: Tapeta
For: Canadian-bred 3-year-olds
Prize: $1,00,000

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